Irish Economy

Savings down & Investments up: Latest Bank of Ireland/ESRI Savings and Investment Index dips in June


Sentiment towards investment tops saving for the first time Greater investment activity, brighter outlook buoy investment sentiment Savings sentiment weakens,...  



Reliance on UK exports could lead to high Brexit cost increases for Irish firms


Half of Irish imports used by Irish-owned firms sourced in the UK  Irish-owned firms rely heavily on the UK as...  



Consumer sentiment cools in June


Irish consumer confidence drops to weakest level in thirteen months Pull-back reflects growing global risks and lack of domestic ‘feel-good’...  



Alan Barrett chairs National Economic Dialogue 2018


The National Economic Dialogue takes place in Dublin Castle on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 June. It is hosted by the Department...  



Economic growth to remain significant in 2018 and 2019


Strong growth is likely to persist in the Irish economy through 2018 and 2019, as indicated by the underlying trends...  



Satellite accounts needed to understand Ireland’s globalised economy


The traditional National Accounts published by the CSO need to be supplemented by satellite accounts in order to understand the...  



Bank of Ireland/ESRI Savings and Investment Index shows greater optimism about retirement


One third of people say it will be ‘easy’ for them to live comfortably in retirement Savers split down age...  



Irish consumer confidence slightly stronger in May


Irish consumer confidence slightly stronger in May Sentiment index recovers two thirds of April drop Spending plans rebound but consumers...  



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...  





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