Informed Policy for a Better Ireland

A Dublin street during the lockdown period
Domestic economy remains subdued despite rebound in Q3

The Quarterly Economic Commentary, Winter 2020 highlights a significant recovery in the Irish economy in Q3 coinciding with the easing of restrictions over this period. As a result of the strong export performance in particular, our GDP forecast for 2020 has been revised up and we now expect the Irish economy to grow by 3.4 per cent this year.

mask and thermometor

Download research on the potential impact of COVID-19 across areas including economic growth, employment and human behaviour.

Research Areas

The mission of the Economic and Social Research Institute is to advance evidence-based policymaking that supports economic sustainability and social progress in Ireland. ESRI researchers apply the highest standards of academic excellence to challenges facing policymakers, focusing on 11 areas of critical importance to 21st Century Ireland.