Consumers spent €26.26bn  in the first three months of this year, an increase of around 3%  on the first quarter of 2018

Irish people spent almost €142 billion last year as the economy surged, the latest figures show. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) said on Thursday(...)

The Law Society of Ireland’s building at Blackhall Place, Dublin Photograph: Eric Luke

The number of solicitors with Irish practising certificates (PC) rose by 4.8 per cent to 10,972 last year, with McCann Fitzgerald, Mason Hayes & C(...)

The 5.2 per cent increase in GDP for last year was at least more plausible than the previous 26 per cent figure. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Another year, another bumper level of economic growth. But how much stock can we really put in these headline numbers, given the level of statistical(...)

The latest figures show industrial output in 2016 increased 2.4% in volume terms. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Ireland’s economy grew 5.2 per cent last year, outstripping all other euro zone countries and most official forecasts for the third successive year. (...)

The relocation of intellectual assets was probably the main reason for the revised 26 per cent growth in Irish gross domestic product  for 2015, which won us the tag “leprechaun economics”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

The extreme oddities of the Irish economy have prompted the birth of new indicator. Say hello to gross national income* (GNI*), articulated as GNI sta(...)

The ESRI said it now expected 18,000 housing units would be built next year, significantly more than previously forecast

The economy runs the risk of overheating next year on the back of a spike in residential construction, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ES(...)

Jim Power  noted there was now an array of risks to the Irish economic outlook including Brexit; the policies of US president-elect Donald Trump.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The Central Bank’s relaxation of mortgage lending rules and the Government’s planned intervention to assist first-time buyers are “not prudent” and wi(...)

The latest quarterly national accounts, published this morning by the Central Statistics Office, put the economy back on a more normal growth trajectory following recent revisions

Ireland’s economy grew by 0.6 per cent in the second quarter of 2016, rebounding from a 2.1 per cent contraction in the first three months of the year(...)

The Economic and Social Research Institute  has cautioned the Government against making economic plans based on  headline growth numbers. File photograph: Getty Images

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has cautioned the Government against making economic plans based on the State’s headline growth numb(...)

While CSO numbers reflect increasing domestic demand, they also point to a decline in net exports in the same period.

Ireland’s economy grew by 7 per cent in the third quarter of 2015 compared with the same period in 2014, new figures reveal. The rate of gross dome(...)

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