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# gnp - Friday 10 March, 2017

Column: The Leprechauns are at it again in the latest GDP figures for Ireland

But on the upside Ireland’s inflated GDP makes it easier for the country to meet the 3% of GDP budget deficit target, writes Victor Duggan.

# gnp - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Good news: Unemployment rate predicted to fall to 9.8% in 2015

The ESRI predict that unemployment will fall to 9.8% next year.

# gnp - 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.

# gnp - 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.

# gnp - 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.

# gnp - 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.

# gnp - 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…

# gnp - 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…

# gnp - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Ireland’s overseas development funding continues to drop, remains below UN target

Ireland gave 0.47 per cent of its GDP in development assistance in 2012, well below the UN target of 0.7 per cent.

# gnp - 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.

# gnp - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Minister to reveal on Monday whether mini-Budget is needed

The next Stability Programme Update is due out next Monday – but Michael Noonan remains insistent that we’ll meet our targets.

# gnp - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Budget body says Ireland could need €400m mini-budget

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council says the Budget’s projections for economic growth may have been too ambitious.

# gnp - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Recession returns as Ireland's economic output falls again

Irish economic output has declined for two successive quarters – meaning Ireland is technically back into a recession.

# gnp - Thursday 2 February, 2012

# gnp - Saturday 17 December, 2011

We're heading for a recession... oh, no we're not?

Ireland definitely experienced a downturn from July to September – but is that a trend we can ‘look forward’ to in the medium-term?

# gnp - Friday 16 December, 2011

Irish economy shrank by 1.9 per cent in third quarter

Striking new figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the economy took a major hit between July and September.

# gnp - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

Ireland faces another Great Depression, warns ESRI economist

The dire forecast came as the think tank significantly reduced its economic predictions for Ireland in 2012.

# gnp - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Central Bank revises down economic expectations for 2012

Good news: GDP is to expand by more than expected this year. Bad news: GDP is to grow by less than expected next year.

# gnp - Monday 19 September, 2011

Davy lowers forecasts for Irish economy

Davy’s research division has revised its forecasts for Irish economic growth down as the global outlook deteriorates.

# gnp - Thursday 23 June, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

CSO reports mixed bag for Ireland's growth

Although GDP grew in the first quarter of 2011, GNP fell, suggesting that the domestic market is still struggling.

# gnp - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

Meltdown: Ernst & Young predicts economy will shrink in 2011

Forget predictions of a modest growth – Ernst & Young’s forecast believes Ireland’s economy will contract by 2.3 per cent.

# gnp - Friday 30 July, 2010

THE CENTRAL BANK today announced good economic news. Amid the doom and gloom and bad weather the bank has raised its forecast for Ireland in its latest economic outlook. While April showed a 0.5% decline in GDP, the bank now believes there will be a 0.8% rise in GDP over 2010. The boost comes as a result of rising exports.

GDP, which is said to be a better indicator for Ireland, given the large number of foreign multinationals who repatriate their profits abroad, is predicted to decline by 1% in 2010, but the figure is lower than the 1.5% decline previously predicted by the bank.

However, it’s not all good news, as the bank said it believed employment growth was unlikely until the end of the year.

Predictions for 2011 remain bright, with growth of 2.8% in GDP predicted and 2.2% in GNP. The bank said said the figures were contingent on the government cutting the budget deficit, the implementation of the Croke Park agreement and the recovery of the banking sector.

The good news comes a day after a report was released suggesting an increase in consumer confidence.