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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.
# Jobs
Good news: Unemployment rate predicted to fall to 9.8% in 2015
The ESRI predict that unemployment will fall to 9.8% next year.
# Growth
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.
# poor performance
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.
# Positive outlook
'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.
# Growth
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.
# Economy
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.
# Uh-Oh
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…
# aid funding
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.
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.
# Mini-Budget
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.
# Mini-Budget
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.
# Recession
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.
# Growth
Slowing exports sees Central Bank slash growth forecast for 2012
# recession nua
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?
# Irish Economy
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.
# growth forecast
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.
# Predictions
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.
# Forecasts
Davy lowers forecasts for Irish economy
Davy’s research division has revised its forecasts for Irish economic growth down as the global outlook deteriorates.
# Growth
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.
# Irish Economy
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.
# Optimism
Central Bank: The forecast is good
The Friday feeling hits the Central Bank.