Irish Economy

An increase in carbon tax would have small impacts on households and producers


A new ESRI study finds that both households and producers would face relatively small increases in costs in the event...  



Savings and Investment sentiment moderates in September


‘Weaker saving and investment attitudes pulls index lower in month’ Saving, investment attitudes fall from record highs in August Irish...  



Minimum wage employment often acts as a stepping stone to higher pay


A new ESRI study, funded by the Low Pay Commission, finds that minimum wage workers are more likely to transition...  



Irish consumer confidence slides on Brexit fears and financial strains


Consumer sentiment drops to twenty one month low Worries about economic outlook and downgrade of household finances drive decline Brexit...  



Rent Index Quarter 2 2018


The Rental Tenancies Board (RTB) published the Quarter 2 2018 Rent Index today. The report is produced in conjunction with...  



Economic growth revised upward in 2018 and 2019


Watch a video of ESRI researchers discussing the key findings at the end of this page or visit our YouTube...  



Eight-in-ten Irish SMEs invested in 2016


New research by the ESRI and the Department of Finance reveals that eight-in-ten Irish SMEs invested in fixed or other...  



Savings and Investment Index hits highest level since launch


‘Consumers starting to think of Christmas saving instead of summer spending’ Greater satisfaction around amounts saved powers saving sentiment to...  



Global gloom makes Irish consumers more cautious


August confidence drop reverses July gains Decline in Irish consumer sentiment mirrors drop in US and Euro area Brexit and...  



Non-permanent employment is not an extensive feature of employment in Ireland


The ESRI has found that non-permanent or “contingent” employment has fallen back to pre-recession levels and lies below the EU...  





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