Irish Economy

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...  



Significant appetite from consumers to save more and spend less in 2018


Bank of Ireland Savings and Investments Index shows marked contrast between Attitudes and Environment indices in January Saving more and...  



Irish consumer sentiment hits seventeen year high


Stronger confidence reading partly reflects robust Irish economy Easing in household financial strains also suggested Strong ‘seasonal’ element to jump...  



Development of second-tier cities key to sustainable economic growth


Policies should aim to rebalance growth by encouraging regional development led by a small number of large urban centres outside...  



The Bank of Ireland/ESRI Savings and Investment Index, December 2017


Overall decrease driven by lower investment levels and weaker sentiment towards saving December data shows that over 50% of consumers...  



Irish consumers end 2017 in cautious mood


Sentiment survey effectively unchanged in December Consumers positive on Irish economy but more uncertain about own personal finances Booming economy...  



Strong economic growth and declining unemployment forecast for 2017 and 2018


GDP growth forecast at 5.0 per cent in 2017 and 4.2 per cent in 2018. Growth continues to come from...  



Consumer attitudes fuel bounce in Bank of Ireland Savings and Investments Index in November


Saving and Investment sentiment increases, fuelled by improving attitudes Savings Index increases as over half of consumers now regularly save...  



Softer Irish consumer sentiment hints at cautious rather than carefree Christmas spending


November index sees second monthly drop following September’s 18 month high More cautious (but still positive) view of economic outlook...  



Greater skill utilisation and skilled migration needed to boost productivity in Ireland


New research published by the ESRI today (5 December) finds that greater skill utilisation and skilled migration are required to...  





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