Mark Cassidy

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Mark Cassidy, Central Bank director of economics:  The Central Bank estimates the Government’s total Covid bill will amount to €32bn by the end of this year. Photograph: James Forde

Up to 100,000 people will permanently lose their jobs as a result of the pandemic, the Central Bank has warned. Despite the dismal outlook for employ(...)

Mark Cassidy: he said strong exports last year “masked” a severe decline in domestic economic conditions

The Central Bank has raised further concerns about the Government’s new shared equity loan scheme for struggling home-buyers, suggesting it is unlikel(...)

The Central Bank said it expected new home completions to be in the region of 18,500 in 2020, rising to 21,500-23,500 in 2021 and 2022 respectively. Photograph: Getty Images/Cultura RF

Covid-19 restrictions will have a considerable impact on housing supply, with up to 23,000 fewer homes being built between 2020 and 2022, the Central (...)

 It’s too early to say how we’ll fare under Brexit but the initial signs don’t look good. Photograph: Alan Betson

Barely a week goes by without some dire warning about the Irish economy. We’ve been in the crosshairs of Brexit for four years, at the centre of a glo(...)

A woman jogs down a deserted Grafton Street in Dublin on May3rd. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

The Irish economy is likely to experience only a small contraction of about 0.4 per cent this year, with stronger-than-expected exports from the pharm(...)

“The worst is behind us” on Covid-19 but the economic recovery will be gradual, the chief economist of the German Central Bank said.  Photograph: iStock

“The worst is behind us” on Covid-19 disruption but the economic recovery will be gradual, the chief economist of the German Central Bank said on Thur(...)

Mark Cassidy, director of economics and statistics at the Central Bank of Ireland. Photograph: James Forde

The Central Bank of Ireland has warned it will take until 2022 for the economy to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. And that’s provided there is (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe (R) and Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath are seen ahead of a press conference outside Government Buildings in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The Central Bank of Ireland has warned it could take until 2024 for the Irish economy to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic if there is a second ou(...)

The Central Bank said the report would “improve transparency and the understanding of the issues affecting the functioning of the insurance market in Ireland”.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The scope of the national database on insurance costs is to be extended to include employers’ and public liability, the Central Bank has said. The Na(...)

A woman wearing a face mask walks past the GPO on a very quiet O’Connell Street in Dublin city centre last Friday.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Central Bank has warned that the Irish economy could shrink by an unprecedented 15 per cent if the coronavirus containment measures are kept in pl(...)

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