Irish Economy

Irish Consumers Not Quite As Worried In March But Still Feeling Cautious


Slight increase in sentiment in March only partly corrects February’s decline Fewer reporting weaker Household finances the main driver. So,...  



New ESRI research examines the sensitivity of income tax and USC revenues to changes in income


Income tax (including USC) is the largest individual source of tax revenue in Ireland, accounting for over 35 per cent...  



Growth to remain strong in 2017 and 2018


GDP growth forecast at 3.8 per cent in 2017 and 3.6 per cent in 2018 Growth will be driven by...  



Irish consumers slightly more cautious in February


Modest drop in Irish consumer sentiment mirrors international trend Drop in index broadly based but doesn’t fully reverse January’s gains...  



Strong January Consumer Sentiment Reading Likely Explained By Seasonal Influences And A Trump ‘Honeymoon’


Sharp jump in sentiment to best level in seven months We estimate Christmas/New Year effects responsible for about three quarters...  



New report examines the prevalence and impact of sub-minimum wage rates for young people


Today the ESRI and the Low Pay Commission jointly published “A Study of Sub-Minimum Wage Rates for Young People”, a...  



Savings Index falls in December, led by drop in people’s ability to save – but precautionary saving holds up during Christmas season


Key Highlights  Savings Index falls to 112 points in December from 126 in November Savings Attitude Index falls to 110...  



Irish Consumer Sentiment Ends 2016 On A Nervous Note


Modest monthly decline sufficient to push sentiment to 22 month low Increased uncertainty rather than notably weaker conditions undermining confidence...  



ESRI forecasts continuing growth led by domestic sources in 2017


GDP growth forecast at 4.2 per cent in 2016 and 3.5 per cent in 2017 Robust consumption and investment growth...  



Ireland records large increase in refugee resettlement but overall numbers remain low


A new report published today (Tuesday, 13 December 2016) by the ESRI finds that the number of refugees resettled to...  





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