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Robust export growth, particularly in computer services and pharmaceuticals, meant economic activity, as measured by gross domestic product (GDP), did not fall by the extent expected. Photograph: Collins Photos

Despite experiencing a strict and prolonged lockdown, the economic damage done by Covid-19 has been “relatively benign”, a study by the Economic and S(...)

The Economic and Social Research Institute  predicts that in the short term, as State pandemic income supports are unwound, demand will decrease in the housing market. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The State should increase its investment in social and affordable housing now to offset a future supply crunch caused by Covid-19, according to the Ec(...)

The average cost of renting a home was put at €1,226 at the end of June compare to €1,233 at the end of March. Photograph: iStock

The cost of renting a home in Ireland is now increasing at the slowest rate in almost a decade as the impact of Covid-19 is begins to hit according to(...)

About 40% of SMEs didn’t have sufficient resources to cover the revenue gaps that occurred during the height of the lockdown. Photograph: iStock

Small and medium-sized businesses face a revenue shortfall of up to €15 billion this year, depending on how the Republic’s economy responds to the Cov(...)

Researchers found one in five renters faced ‘considerable affordability challenges’ during the lockdown period, down from one in three. Photograph: Frank Miller

Financial pressures on renting households are unlikely to have worsened as a result of the pandemic and may have even eased, according to research fro(...)

 Grafton Street: In the most benign scenario, household spending will drop by close to 12 per cent this year, ESRI predicts.    Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The decline in consumer spending caused by the coronavirus crisis could reduce indirect tax revenue in 2020 by more than a fifth, according to a new s(...)

House prices in Dublin are now more than nine times the average salary, a level not seen since the height of the boom. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Irish houses are not overvalued despite prices rising by 85 per cent since 2013, a report by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has con(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: he says  the “affordability gap” for housing will not be  bridged by the levelling off of prices  alone. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Institutional landlords have brought new housing supply on stream that otherwise would not have existed, according to a panel at the National Economic(...)

The Border town of Muff, Co Donegal. Kieran McQuinn of the ESRI said the “worst possible outcome” on Brexit would be to have a contractionary budget under a scenario of a hard Brexit. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Brexit is already having a direct impact on the Republic’s economy as consumers are more cautious about spending than would normally be expected again(...)

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin: he hosted the seminar on affordable housing

Renting will become impossibly expensive for tens of thousands of people unable to get a mortgage or social housing unless the State delivers affordab(...)

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