EMBARGO: 18/07/2003, 00:01 am.
Authors: Adele Bergin, Joe Cullen, David Duffy, John Fitz Gerald, Ide Kearney, and Danny McCoy
The ESRI is publishing its latest Medium-Term Review of the Irish economy on July 18, 2003. This Review is published every second year, providing a comprehensive analysis of the prospects for the Irish economy over a seven-year time horizon.
Some of the main findings of this Medium Term Review include:
The current very substantial investment in infrastructure, funded out of taxation, will benefit future generations. Investment in financial assets in the national pension fund is probably better undertaken when the infrastructural deficit has been dealt with some time in the next decade.
Members of the Press are invited to attend a Briefing at the ESRI offices, 4 Burlington Road on Thursday, July 17 at 11.00am.
For further information contact:
John Fitz Gerald, ESRI @353-1-6671525 (office), or
David Duffy ESRI @353-1-6671525 (office) or 087-2196950 (mobile)
The ESRI works towards a national vision of ‘Informed policy for a better Ireland’. This means producing high-quality analysis to provide robust evidence for policymaking, with the goals of research excellence and policy impact.
The ESRI produces research that contributes to understanding economic and social change in the new international context and that informs public policymaking and civil society in Ireland.