Irish Economy

92 per cent of people say Brexit has not affected their savings pattern


Strong recovery in savings attitudes fuels gain in Savings Index – 51 per cent of people were regular savers in...  



Slide in consumer sentiment reflects more cautious Irish consumer


April sentiment slips to weakest level since December Increased global worries about trade wars and oil prices likely played some...  



New research examines the impact of the 2016 increase in the National Minimum Wage


The 2016 increase in the national minimum wage (NMW) rate did not lead to greater unemployment among minimum wage workers,...  



Bank of Ireland/ESRI Savings and Investment Index falls to lowest level since launch


Overall Index falls back in March with fewer people saving and investing Savings sentiment deteriorating among the over 50s Irish...  



Signs of spring in March consumer sentiment?


Irish consumer confidence recovers after February dip Expectations for household incomes and spending improve Could this be hinting at the...  



Strong growth set to continue in 2018


In 2017, the Irish economy grew by 7.8 per cent. In 2018, GDP is expected to grow by 4.8 per...  



Brexit price increases could affect poorer households most


A hard Brexit would increase the cost of living for all households in Ireland by 2 per cent to 3.1...  



Irish investors rebuff February’s stock market correction


Investor attitudes rally even as market volatility returns Number of regular investors increases to 36% from 30% in January Pension...  



Cooler consumer sentiment suggests Irish economy still some way from overheating


Irish February sentiment reading falls from 17 year high Greater caution about household finances and spending plans drive drop Details...  



Tax breaks can have an unintended negative impact on the environment


A new ESRI study examines the environmental effects of 142 existing and potential fiscal measures including reduced tax rates, tax...  





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