Kieran Mcquinn

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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(...)

Over the next three or four years house prices are likely to be on average 3.5 per cent lower than where they would have been without the Central Bank mortgage rules, an ESRI report forecasts

The Central Bank’s mortgage lending rules are likely to curtail the supply of new homes by up to 5 per cent over the next four years, the Economic an(...)

David Duffy: significant pace of economic growth experienced by the Irish economy argues for a neutral fiscal stance in the October budget. Photograph: Alan Betson

There is no room for further tax cuts in the upcoming budget, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has warned, adding that such a move ri(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoeearlier this week highlighted the potential adverse impact of a Brexit on Government projections for the public finances and growth.

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has warned that its growth forecasts for the Irish economy will be downgraded significantly if the U(...)

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(...)

In a submission to the Central Bank’s consultation on proposed mortgage restrictions, the ESRI said it was not clear that new loan-to-value and loan-to-income caps were “fully warranted” in current market conditions. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The Economic and Social Research Institute has questioned moves by the Central Bank to damp down the housing market, saying immediate measures to rest(...)

Cars for export stand in a parking area at a shipping terminal in the harbour of the German northern town of Bremerhaven. German Institute for Economic Research  said a co-ordinated European response  was urgently needed, given flat euro zone growth in the second quarter and a 0.2 per cent contraction in Germany.

Berlin’s leading economic institute has called for pre-emptive investment via an EU fund to drive growth as Europe’s largest economy faces into a glo(...)

Kieran McQuinn: keeping key cost-of-living factors affordable is ‘imperative’. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall

Ireland appears to be defying economic logic, if there is such a thing. The economy has somehow engineered a broadly based recovery – as evidenced by (...)

Based on a study of the Irish housing market over three decades, the ESRI said prices – which rose by nearly 16 per cent in Dublin and 6 per cent nationally last year – had still not fully recovered from the preceding period of economic upheaval. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

House prices are still undervalued by up to 27 per cent despite the recent recovery in market values, according to the Economic and Social Research In(...)

The link between home value and debt level ‘important when framing budgetary considerations’, say the ESRI and Central Bank. Photograph: Alan Betson

Household spending is more affected by house prices and changing debt levels in Ireland than in other countries, according to new research. As (...)

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