Quarterly Economic Commentary, Autumn 2017

October 5, 2017 | ESRI Forecasting Series

Authors: Kieran McQuinn , Conor O'Toole , Philip Economides , Teresa Monteiro


The Irish economy appears to be maintaining pace with its performance in 2016, strongly driven by domestic factors. Improving household balance sheets and falling unemployment are expected to support solid consumption growth over the forecast horizon. Upward trends in underlying investment activity, particularly construction, look set to continue into 2017 and 2018 according to a variety of indicators.

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