Kieran Mcquinn

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Kieran McQuinn  of ESRI noted that the Government’s expected €25 billion budget deficit this year would be €2 billion worse if it wasn’t for another unanticipated influx of corporation tax.

One of the most puzzling aspects of the current crisis is income tax. If you had told Department of Finance officials in February when unemployment w(...)

The negative impact of a no-deal Brexit could also be aggravated in the short-term by disruption at ports and airports arising from new customs requirements.

A no-deal Brexit with the imposition of tariffs will halve economic growth next year, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has warned. I(...)

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(...)

Dublin city centre bank: Covid-19 pandemic is severely damaging the finances of households, firms and the Government. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff

The Republic’s economy is on track to shrink by 12.4 per cent this year, marking the largest annual slump in its history, as the Covid-19 pandemic wre(...)

A quiet St Stephen's Green in Dublin on Wednesday. The ESRI has warned the economy is on track to shrink by more than 12 per cent this year. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Green Party is likely to agree that the next government should reduce the budget deficit in the second half of its term, following years of heavy (...)

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House prices could fall by 12 per cent over the next 18 months as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)(...)

 Depleted stocks in Aldi in Blackrock: Lidl said the Covid-19-inspired panic buying on Thursday resulted in the group’s busiest day since it entered the Irish market two decades ago. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A prolonged outbreak of coronavirus in the Republic could push the economy into recession, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has warne(...)

Empty shelves in a Dublin supermarket: As a small, open economy, heavily reliant on international trade, Ireland could be hit hard by a global downturn.

The Irish economy may fall into recession if the coronavirus outbreak persists for longer than three months, the Economic and Social Research Institut(...)

The impact of slowing global growth or a global recession on foot of the virus is likely to be a bigger negative for Ireland’s export-heavy economy

Might Brexit and the coronarvirus paradoxically help the Irish economy? After five years of supercharged growth the economy has run out of road. Cap(...)

 Construction cranes in Dublin.  Since 2014 the Irish economy has grown by over 50%, placing it ahead of China in the global growth charts. Photograph: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Ireland doesn’t do stability. After a brutal economic crash and an equally savage austerity programme, the Irish economy has put in five years of what(...)

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