The lockdown tale of two economies in Ireland: How big tech and pharma bucked the trend
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The research finds that despite having one of the largest falls in household spending in Europe during the "lockdown’’, robust export growth in a small number of important sectors (computer services and pharmaceuticals) meant GDP did not decline in the first half of 2020 to the extent expected.