Quarterly Economic Commentary

The Quarterly Economic Commentary (QEC) continues to provide analysis of recent economic developments in the Irish economy as well as short-term forecasts for key economic variables. In 2023, significant attention focussed on the dual economy and the continuing difference in performance between the sectors of the economy dominated by domestic firms and those dominated by multinational firms (MNE). Work also focussed on developing an alternative labour market indicator for the Irish economy, bed-capacity levels in the Irish health system, analysis of the public finances and continued refinement of the nowcasting methodology.