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# 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.

# gdp - Thursday 13 March, 2014

"Patent cliff" saw Irish economy shrink by 0.3% last year

IBEC says that the figures are “puzzling”, but Michael Noonan isn’t worried.

# gdp - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Good news! Eurozone governments are paying off their debts

Eurostat says the decline in government debt is the first since 2007.

# gdp - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

'The Irish economy has turned the corner' - ESRI

The ESRI are predicted strong GNP growth and unemployment falls next year, driven by improving domestic demand.

# gdp - Friday 6 December, 2013

Irish banks 'may not be able to cope with level of bad loans'

The Central Bank has carried out a stark assessment of Ireland’s financial situation.

# gdp - Friday 22 November, 2013

Labour market shows recovery, but GDP is revised downwards

A new report says that Ireland is showing “green shoots” of recovery, in the jobs market at least.

# gdp - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Damien Kiberd: If Enda wants cash from his EU mates, he needs to stop ticking the boxes

Taoiseach Kenny wrote a letter to 26 EU heads about their 2012 “commitment” to give Ireland special treatment – but they don’t care for wimpish reminders.

# gdp - Monday 21 October, 2013

Budget deficit for 2012 still inside Troika target despite revisions

Initial estimates for April were revised, after it became clear that revenue from mobile phone licences should be filed under this year’s figures.

# gdp - 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.

# gdp - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Department of Finance expects 1.8 per cent growth next year

However, that forecast is based on a €3.1 billion adjustment in Budget 2014.

Exports to lead "solid and sustainable" growth - forecast

A growth in trading with China, Mexico and Argentina will be among the keys to the country’s economic recovery, says a new forecast.

# gdp - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Noonan wants Budget to give “markets confidence”

With the country required to cut the national deficit to 5.1 per cent of GDP, Michael Noonan says that it is “important to be beat that target”.

# gdp - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Scaling back on fiscal adjustment is risky, says Central Bank

The Central Bank has downgraded Ireland’s growth forecast for this year stating Ireland’s recovery will be a “gradual” one.

# gdp - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Tánaiste: Budget cut of €3.1 billion not necessary to meet deficit targets

Eamon Gilmore has set out his stall ahead of Budget negotiations.

# gdp - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Column: Fire up the misinformation machine – the cowards have returned from their holidays

Our politicians have returned to the Dáil, so get ready to be told the sky is green and the hills are blue, writes Aaron McKenna.

# gdp - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Ireland technically exits recession as economy records growth

The economy reversed three consecutive quarters of GDP contraction according to the CSO, growing by 0.4 per cent.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# gdp - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Column: Is GDP all it’s cracked up to be?

GDP is arguably the most sought after piece of empirical evidence with which economists and politicians form policy conclusions. But what exactly is it? And is it the best way to measure of market value? writes Luke McGrath.

# gdp - Saturday 7 September, 2013

This graph shows that data on Russia's economy could be very inaccurate

The statistical discrepancy of the figures is at an all-time high, and economists are worried.

# gdp - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Aaron McKenna: We've entered recession – again – because brave decisions are not being taken

Ireland has just entered its fourth recession since the crisis began – and what is our government doing about it? Waiting for Europe to sort out the mess, writes Aaron McKenna.

# gdp - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Ireland is officially back in recession

The economy shrank in the first quarter of 2013. And in the last quarter of 2012. And in the third quarter of 2012…

# gdp - Monday 22 April, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added dogs comforting people

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today…

# gdp - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Leading pro-austerity academic paper may have included fatal Excel error

A 2010 paper by Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff found that growth falls dramatically as debt increases. Or does it?

# gdp - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Low growth and high unemployment forecast for next three years - NERI

Authors predict a further fall in the numbers employed in 2013 but expect employment to remain static in 2014 and 2015.

# gdp - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Aaron McKenna: While the Eurozone is floundering, the US is seeing growth - but why?

The EU needs to either get on with integration, proper banking and political union or separate into amicable trading partners and neighbours, writes Aaron McKenna.

# gdp - Monday 4 March, 2013

Davy revises projections for growth in Irish economy... upward

Here’s something you don’t see every day… someone suggesting the economy will grow by more than first predicted.

# gdp - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Eurozone economy shrinks by 0.6pc in last quarter of 2012

Uh-oh. A dramatic drop in the Eurozone economy spells bad news for hopes of a further boom in Irish exports.

# gdp - 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.

# gdp - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Cutting €1bn in public pay will shave up to 0.5% off GDP - ESRI

Cutting public sector pay by €1bn will result in a reduction of 0.25% – 0.5% in GDP, according to the Economic and Social Research Institute.

# gdp - Saturday 26 January, 2013

How the best countries in the world have changed since 1988

Ireland isn’t doing too badly, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit…

# gdp - Monday 21 January, 2013

2013 the 'turning point' for domestic economy, says IBEC

The employers group has a cheery outlook for 2013 – predicting that the public will become as optimistic as outsiders.

# gdp - 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.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here’s nine things to know this morning…

# gdp - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Interview: 'There will be mass defaults, I guarantee it' - David McWilliams

The time to take action on tracker mortgages is now or we will see another wave of mortgage defaults says economist David McWilliams.

# gdp - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Inflation low but prices high in Ireland

The Central Statistics Office figures on Ireland’s progress from 2007 – 2011 give an insight into the latest updates on health, employment, divorce and poverty.

# gdp - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

IMF: Irish economy to grow but unemployment will remain high in 2013 IMF

IMF: Irish economy to grow but unemployment will remain high in 2013

The International Monetary Fund has warned of a global economic slowdown in its latest World Economic Outlook which notes our own “bumpy recovery”.

# gdp - Friday 28 September, 2012

France introduces 75 per cent income tax rate for millionaires

France unveiled the toughest package of tax rises and spending cuts ever seen in the country during an economic downturn.

# gdp - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Central Bank publishes letter on Fiscal Compact - Ireland on track for 2020

The letter states that, despite ‘many uncertainties’, the date of 2020 remains achievable.

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.

# gdp - Friday 10 August, 2012

GDP indicates where your country ends up on medal table

But there are big under, and overachievers. Way to go Jamaica and a few others.