Irish Economy

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...  



Bank of Ireland/ESRI Savings and Investment Index: Saving sentiment jumps as Investment sags


Saving sentiment rises as older savers in particular turn more positive on the outlook for returns Lingering global uncertainties weigh...  



Irish consumer sentiment hotter in July


Sentiment recovers to best level since March Sales and holidays boost spending plans as warm weather improves the mood of...  



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...  





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