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 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 ESRI says Ireland could benefit if Brexit uncertainty is removed in the short term. UK prime minister Boris Johnson is hoping to secure a parliamentary majority in Thursday’s election. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

The Irish economy could benefit from a Brexit bounce if British prime minister Boris Johnson secures a parliamentary majority in this week’s UK electi(...)

The ESRI revised down its housing completions forecast for this year from 23,500 units to 21,000.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has warned of a slowdown in housebuilding and has urged the Government to take a more “aggressive” a(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has signalled he will have a budget day package of €2.8 billion  but will borrow more to fund contingency measures to deal with a no-deal Brexit if needed. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has warned that the Irish economy could fall into recession next year in the event of a disorderly B(...)

Prof Kieran McQuinn of the ESRI said modelling the impact of a no-deal Brexit was extremely difficult. Photograph: Jenny Barker

Brexit may have inadvertently stopped the Irish economy from overheating, a leading economist has claimed. “In a strange way it has helped cool the e(...)

ESRI research professor Kieran McQuinn said it was “practically impossible” to estimate sustainable growth with the current set of national accounts. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government and the Central Statistics Office (CSO) have been urged to adopt a separate set of national accounts to weed out the statistical noise (...)

The ESRI has upgraded its growth forecasts for the Irish economy. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Economic and Social Research Institute has warned the Government against cutting taxes while the economy is growing so strongly. In a blunt warni(...)

No to Brexit: a remain sign in Northern Ireland. A hard Brexit is expected to result in higher prices in the Republic, as UK multinationals pass on the cost of a weaker pound to consumers.  Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

The Government will have €600 million less for spending and for tax cuts in the event of a hard Brexit, the Economic and Social Research Institute has(...)