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# Economic Outlook

This year
Irish economy set for better-than-anticipated growth as inflation set to stabilise
That’s according to new researched published by the ESRI today.
Last year
Central Bank forecasts strong growth and drop in unemployment as economy shrugs off Omicron
Economic activity is back to pre-pandemic levels but inflation looms large.
All time
House prices, debt and uneven recovery: What are the biggest risks to the Irish economy according to the Central Bank?
“A clearer path to recovery” has become visible in recent months.
Ireland's economy is racing ahead (but you might not get a pay rise just yet)
And some sectors will see a pay boost sooner than others.
No more austerity needed to hit Budget target, says Goodbody - and we could even cut income tax
The latest quarterly report from Goodbody Stockbrokers has some positive points on the Irish economy.
Government needs to press ahead with €3.1 billion Budget adjustment, ESRI says
The think tank says the package is the best course of action, whatever happens in the economy.
Brussels report says Irish economy will grow slightly less than govt forecast
Dublin said 1.5 per cent growth in the Budget, and 1.3 per cent last week… but the European Commission says 1.1 per cent.
Investors more confident in Ireland, but fearful for global economy
RaboDirect’s investor barometer says 37 per cent of Irish investors are confident about the country’s short-term outlook.
Consumer sentiment drops amid ongoing job security and Budget fears
Sentiment in Ireland didn’t fall as much as among other Europeans or in the US – possibly because of an already-poor outlook here.
Central Bank: The forecast is good
The Friday feeling hits the Central Bank.