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# gdp - Thursday 28 May, 2020

ESRI warns against austerity measures in short-term as economy heals from the pandemic

The think-tank has sketched the likely impact of the virus across a range of Irish economic indicators.

# gdp - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Ireland's economic squeeze: could staff shortages stifle growth?

The economy is still growing, but it is slowing down as capacity constraints limit expansion.

# gdp - Monday 19 August, 2019

Ireland's economy is set to keep growing next year, but could be seriously hit by a no-deal Brexit

Ibec states that the economy is set to grow by 4% this year.

# gdp - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Only three in 10 of us get 'enough' sleep, so how can we improve this?

Commute times, shift work and mobile phones all play a role.

# gdp - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Pound could crash and economy shrink under no-deal Brexit, Bank of England warns

The UK economy could shrink by 8%, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has said.

# gdp - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

'Our living standards aren't improving because of the unwillingness by govt to correct market failures'

Despite strong headline growth figures, living standards in Ireland are actually below Italy and just a little above Cyprus, writes economist Robert Sweeney.

# gdp - Monday 26 March, 2018

The lost decade is over: Our 7.8% GDP growth last year was comfortably the highest in Europe

The bigger picture is certainly bright; the challenge is to better use the fruits of economic growth to improve living standards, writes Victor Duggan.

# gdp - Monday 8 May, 2017

For the 4th year running Ireland is set to be Europe's fastest growing economy

Ireland is expected to grow by 5% this year, up from previous Davy estimates of 3.7%.

# gdp - Sunday 31 July, 2016

FactCheck: Is Frances Fitzgerald right about Ireland's financial gain from the EU?

Big numbers, big claims – FactCheck is here to find out what’s what.

# gdp - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

We might have to give the EU an extra €280 million because of those inflated GDP figures

The massive 26% hike in GDP was decried by one financial journalist as a “work of Irish fiction”.

# gdp - Saturday 16 July, 2016

Ireland has made itself the laughing stock of the economic world, but does that matter?

Multinational tax avoidance has been brought back on the agenda.

# gdp - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

The second best eurozone economy grew by 5% in 2015. Ireland's expanded by an insane 26%

A rise in multinational companies locating assets here likely helped drive the huge growth.

# gdp - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

These international problems could seriously wreck Ireland's economic plans

The Department of Finance is predicting big growth, but only if everything goes as it wants it to.

# gdp - 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.

# gdp - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Things are looking seriously rosy for the EU right now

Or for its economy at any rate. The union has outstripped growth in both the US and the UK for the start of 2015

# gdp - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

A British exit from the EU could spell disaster for the Irish economy

Could a ‘Brexit’ be even worse news for us than it is for them?

# gdp - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Saying jobs are only being created in Dublin is 'highly misleading'

One in four workers earn less than the living wage, new research has found.

# gdp - Thursday 12 March, 2015

The Irish economy went absolutely STELLAR in 2014

We’ve left the rest of the Eurozone for dust over the last 12 months

# gdp - Monday 2 February, 2015

# gdp - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Twink, Superquinn sausages, Irish Water, and punts: Ireland by numbers in 2014

How many pigs are in Ireland? How many people are paid minimum wage? So many questions…

# gdp - 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.

# gdp - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

# gdp - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

The law allowing the government to cut public sector pay is being scrapped

The section that is being deleted allowed public service employers to take steps that would impact on non-core pay and working hours.

# gdp - 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.

# gdp - 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.

# gdp - Monday 25 August, 2014

Ulster Bank is feeling good about the economy - and predicting 3.1% growth this year

The bank is predicting a broader based recovery, with jobs outside Dublin on the cards.

# gdp - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

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.

# gdp - Thursday 14 August, 2014

This morning, major European economies hit the slow lane. Here's what it means.

Germany and France both posted negative results, with pressure now on Mario Draghi to act.

# gdp - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

"Exceptional" performance makes Ireland "the fastest-growing economy in Europe"

Davy is also calling for a budget adjustment of €500 million.

# gdp - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Government deficit drops to 5.6% of GDP

That’s down from 7.9% this time last year.

# gdp - Monday 28 July, 2014

Central Bank revises GDP forecast upwards

They also revised upwards last year’s figures.

# gdp - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Facebook friends, prostitutes, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers

Plus: How many Irish students say they’re not having sex?

# gdp - Thursday 3 July, 2014

The economy grew by 2.7% in the first three months of the year

Illegal economic activity worth €1.25 billion also contributed to a revision of the GDP figures for last year.

# gdp - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Ireland second to Bermuda as 'conduit' for taxable income of US multinationals - IMF staff paper

Corporate tax avoidance is bad for the global economy, paper reports.

# gdp - Friday 20 June, 2014

Opinion: Is austerity really a necessity – or do we have a choice?

We’ve been told that we have no choice but to accept austerity measures to get the country back on its feet… but is that really true?

# gdp - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Expiry of Viagra patent was huge blow to economy --- Noonan

Meanwhile, the Minister’s repeated his pledge to widen the income tax bands once the State can afford it.

Ireland's bond yields are almost as good as Belgium's, so we're moving the right way - NTMA

NTMA CEO John Corrigan also says that over 70 per cent of Ireland’s funding for 2014 has already been raised.

# gdp - Friday 11 April, 2014

Unemployment rate should fall to 10 per cent of labour force in 2015, predicts ESRI

The ESRI forecast that the government borrowing in 2015 is likely to come in below the target of 3 per cent of GDP.

# gdp - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Study finds no link between economic growth and a fall in childhood undernutrition GDP

Study finds no link between economic growth and a fall in childhood undernutrition

The authors suggest that this could be due to funds being misspent.

# gdp - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Report shows quality of life in Ireland above EU average

The EU report was published to coincide with International Happiness Day.

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