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#Economic Growth

# economic-growth - Thursday 11 July, 2019

The Irish economy grew by 8.2% last year, latest figures show

The significant increase was driven by a 10% increase in the export of goods and services.

# economic-growth - Monday 20 August, 2018

Ibec paints glowing picture of Irish economy but warns we've 'a lot to lose' from Trump tariffs

The business group says that Ireland is in a “post-recovery stage”.

# economic-growth - Thursday 22 March, 2018

'Almost impossible' to estimate how sustainable economy growth is, says ESRI

The ESRI has called for a new method of calculating national accounts to tell if the economy is at risk of overheating.

# economic-growth - Monday 5 December, 2016

The medium-term outlook for Ireland is good - but Brexit and housing bubble are looming risks

A new ESRI report looks at how the possible Brexit scenarios will affect Ireland.

# economic-growth - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

FactCheck: Does Ireland really have the fastest-growing economy in Europe?’s GE16 FactCheck tests a prominent claim by the government parties.

# economic-growth - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

From Business ETC China's economy is slowing down big time - here's what it means for everyone else Steady Now

China's economy is slowing down big time - here's what it means for everyone else

The country just posted its lowest growth in a quarter century.

# economic-growth - Thursday 10 September, 2015

There are few clouds on the horizon for the Irish economy right now

Growth has been ‘exceptionally strong’ so far this year, but jobs and wages haven’t caught up.

# economic-growth - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Oh Canada! This emigration hotspot just slid into recession

It’s the first time since the financial crisis that the economy has been in decline.

# economic-growth - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Why most workers aren't going to start earning more any time soon

Ireland can look to the UK and US for signs of what’s to come.

# economic-growth - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Australia's economy is in for a rocky ride

The country’s central bank cut interest rates to a record low today.

# economic-growth - Monday 20 April, 2015

This man should have an extra €2 billion to play with come budget time

The taxes are rollin’ in for Michael Noonan.

# economic-growth - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Ireland could be outstripped as the fastest-growing economy in Europe. By Greece.

That’s according to the latest predictions from the IMF.

# economic-growth - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Things are finally looking better for jobs AND wages

The Central Bank’s latest forecasts are all pretty good.

# economic-growth - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Enda believes young people who left Ireland will be able to come home in 3 years

Ireland has learnt a ‘difficult lesson’ from the financial crisis.

# economic-growth - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

IMF cuts its predictions for the world economy (but says the US is doing ok)

The IMF has cut its economic predictions for the next two years.

# economic-growth - Friday 26 December, 2014

UK has leapfrogged France as the 5th biggest economy because of drugs and prostitution

And China will become the world’s biggest economic powerhouse within a decade, according to the CEBR.

# economic-growth - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

The budget will take a big hit next year because of Irish Water: ESRI

But at least things are looking good for jobs and the economy.

# economic-growth - Thursday 11 December, 2014

The economy 'flatlined' over the summer, but Michael Noonan's not worried

The country’s still on target to meet its Budget forecasts.

# economic-growth - Monday 8 December, 2014

Sure the economy is getting boomier, but it could be a long time until most people feel it

So much for being the “poster child” of Europe.

# economic-growth - Thursday 4 December, 2014

European economies look even sicker than expected, but the ECB isn't getting radical yet

There will be no new ECB spending spree this month – despite growth forecasts being slashed.

# economic-growth - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Noonan: Economy will grow even more than we thought this year - but austerity isn't over

There’s more positive economic news out today.

# economic-growth - Friday 29 August, 2014

Urbanisation and increasing affluence are causing dire health consequences for China

The number of people living with dementia has more than doubled from about 3.68 million in 1990 to 9.2 million in 2010.

# economic-growth - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Is the economy all that great? Accountants say maybe not

Almost one in four now think that the economy is stagnating.

# economic-growth - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Here's one hard-hit Irish industry finally coming back from the recession - hardware

But growth in Dublin is outstripping growth in rural areas.

# economic-growth - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Aaron McKenna: Capitalism didn’t create poverty, it inherited it (and now it’s fixing it)

Oxfam won a PR coup this week with the simple line that the richest 85 people in the world have more wealth than the poorest 3.5 billion. But there’s one problem with that message – inequality isn’t actually keeping people in poverty.

# economic-growth - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Rise in employment signals 2 per cent growth in Irish economy

Growth next year will depend on what happens outside Ireland, according to the ESRI.

# economic-growth - Thursday 19 September, 2013

'Another brick in the wall': Education minister on economic growth figures

Ruairí Quinn said there is still a long way to go…

# economic-growth - Monday 16 September, 2013

Poll: Are you confident about the Irish economy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you confident about the Irish economy?

The Budget is less than a month away, the economy shrank in the last quarter but the number of people in work has increased. Are you confident?

# economic-growth - Thursday 21 March, 2013

CSO figures indicate economic growth of 0.9 per cent in 2012

The fourth quarter of last year showed almost no change in GDP compared with 2011 while GNP declined by 0.8 per cent in Q4.

# economic-growth - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Criminal records, job creation and childhood poverty

All of that, and the Seanad gets to reform the Dáil… here’s what’s happening today in Leinster House.

# economic-growth - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Eurozone sinks further into recession in last quarter of 2012

Figures from Eurostat confirm initial estimates in February that the eurozone economy shrank by 0.6 per cent in Q4 of 2012 with the EU shrinking by 0.5 per cent.

# economic-growth - Thursday 31 January, 2013

ESRI predicts economic growth and fall in unemployment in 2013

The ESRI said the driving force behind the reduction in unemployment is ongoing net emigration.

# economic-growth - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Irish economy grows by 0.2 per cent in third quarter

That might not sound like much, but the eurozone as a whole shrank by 0.1 per cent in the same period.

# economic-growth - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Column: We believe economic growth can save us… but can it?

Our blind faith in growing the economy may be ignoring some important facts, writes Dermot McNally.

# economic-growth - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Falling growth means Eurozone is back in recession

Hadn’t you noticed? Eurozone GDP fell by 0.1 per cent in the third quarter of 2012.

Growth forecast for this year raised, but next year's lowered

Mixed news from the government’s medium-term fiscal statement released yesterday.

# economic-growth - Friday 26 October, 2012

40 new jobs for Kepak in Cork

In addition to the 60 jobs already filled, Kepak will create 100 new jobs in a 12 month period.

# economic-growth - Monday 22 October, 2012

IBEC demands 'pro-jobs Budget' as forecast for 2013 is lowered

The business group says plans to increase PRSI or make employers cover sick will hamper job creation.

# economic-growth - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Column: Moaning about allowances lets us ignore Ireland’s real problems

Public sector allowances are small fry – but the media storm is a distraction from the real bad news, writes Michael Taft.

# economic-growth - Friday 21 September, 2012

Think-tank says Irish economy is 'bouncing along the bottom'

The ESRI’s latest economic forecast says Ireland’s economy will shrink in 2012, and grow only very modestly in 2013.

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