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Government deficit drops to 5.6% of GDP
That’s down from 7.9% this time last year.
Central Bank revises GDP forecast upwards
They also revised upwards last year’s figures.
Facebook friends, prostitutes, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers
Plus: How many Irish students say they’re not having sex?
The economy grew by 2.7% in the first three months of the year
Illegal economic activity worth €1.25 billion also contributed to a revision of the GDP figures for last year.
Ireland second to Bermuda as 'conduit' for taxable income of US multinationals - IMF staff paper
Corporate tax avoidance is bad for the global economy, paper reports.
Opinion: Is austerity really a necessity – or do we have a choice?
We’ve been told that we have no choice but to accept austerity measures to get the country back on its feet… but is that really true?
Expiry of Viagra patent was huge blow to economy --- Noonan
Meanwhile, the Minister’s repeated his pledge to widen the income tax bands once the State can afford it.
Ireland's bond yields are almost as good as Belgium's, so we're moving the right way - NTMA
NTMA CEO John Corrigan also says that over 70 per cent of Ireland’s funding for 2014 has already been raised.
Unemployment rate should fall to 10 per cent of labour force in 2015, predicts ESRI
The ESRI forecast that the government borrowing in 2015 is likely to come in below the target of 3 per cent of GDP.
Study finds no link between economic growth and a fall in childhood undernutrition
The authors suggest that this could be due to funds being misspent.
Report shows quality of life in Ireland above EU average
The EU report was published to coincide with International Happiness Day.
"Patent cliff" saw Irish economy shrink by 0.3% last year
IBEC says that the figures are “puzzling”, but Michael Noonan isn’t worried.
Good news! Eurozone governments are paying off their debts
Eurostat says the decline in government debt is the first since 2007.
'The Irish economy has turned the corner' - ESRI
The ESRI are predicted strong GNP growth and unemployment falls next year, driven by improving domestic demand.
Irish banks 'may not be able to cope with level of bad loans'
The Central Bank has carried out a stark assessment of Ireland’s financial situation.
Labour market shows recovery, but GDP is revised downwards
A new report says that Ireland is showing “green shoots” of recovery, in the jobs market at least.
Damien Kiberd: If Enda wants cash from his EU mates, he needs to stop ticking the boxes
Taoiseach Kenny wrote a letter to 26 EU heads about their 2012 “commitment” to give Ireland special treatment – but they don’t care for wimpish reminders.
Budget deficit for 2012 still inside Troika target despite revisions
Initial estimates for April were revised, after it became clear that revenue from mobile phone licences should be filed under this year’s figures.
Rise in employment signals 2 per cent growth in Irish economy
Growth next year will depend on what happens outside Ireland, according to the ESRI.
Department of Finance expects 1.8 per cent growth next year
However, that forecast is based on a €3.1 billion adjustment in Budget 2014.
Exports to lead "solid and sustainable" growth - forecast
A growth in trading with China, Mexico and Argentina will be among the keys to the country’s economic recovery, says a new forecast.
Noonan wants Budget to give “markets confidence”
With the country required to cut the national deficit to 5.1 per cent of GDP, Michael Noonan says that it is “important to be beat that target”.
Scaling back on fiscal adjustment is risky, says Central Bank
The Central Bank has downgraded Ireland’s growth forecast for this year stating Ireland’s recovery will be a “gradual” one.
Tánaiste: Budget cut of €3.1 billion not necessary to meet deficit targets
Eamon Gilmore has set out his stall ahead of Budget negotiations.
Column: Fire up the misinformation machine – the cowards have returned from their holidays
Our politicians have returned to the Dáil, so get ready to be told the sky is green and the hills are blue, writes Aaron McKenna.
Ireland technically exits recession as economy records growth
The economy reversed three consecutive quarters of GDP contraction according to the CSO, growing by 0.4 per cent.
Column: Is GDP all it’s cracked up to be?
GDP is arguably the most sought after piece of empirical evidence with which economists and politicians form policy conclusions. But what exactly is it? And is it the best way to measure of market value? writes Luke McGrath.
This graph shows that data on Russia's economy could be very inaccurate
The statistical discrepancy of the figures is at an all-time high, and economists are worried.
Aaron McKenna: We've entered recession – again – because brave decisions are not being taken
Ireland has just entered its fourth recession since the crisis began – and what is our government doing about it? Waiting for Europe to sort out the mess, writes Aaron McKenna.
Ireland is officially back in recession
The economy shrank in the first quarter of 2013. And in the last quarter of 2012. And in the third quarter of 2012…
The Evening Fix… now with added dogs comforting people
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today…
Leading pro-austerity academic paper may have included fatal Excel error
A 2010 paper by Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff found that growth falls dramatically as debt increases. Or does it?
Low growth and high unemployment forecast for next three years - NERI
Authors predict a further fall in the numbers employed in 2013 but expect employment to remain static in 2014 and 2015.
Aaron McKenna: While the Eurozone is floundering, the US is seeing growth - but why?
The EU needs to either get on with integration, proper banking and political union or separate into amicable trading partners and neighbours, writes Aaron McKenna.
Davy revises projections for growth in Irish economy... upward
Here’s something you don’t see every day… someone suggesting the economy will grow by more than first predicted.
Eurozone economy shrinks by 0.6pc in last quarter of 2012
Uh-oh. A dramatic drop in the Eurozone economy spells bad news for hopes of a further boom in Irish exports.
ESRI predicts economic growth and fall in unemployment in 2013
The ESRI said the driving force behind the reduction in unemployment is ongoing net emigration.
Cutting €1bn in public pay will shave up to 0.5% off GDP - ESRI
Cutting public sector pay by €1bn will result in a reduction of 0.25% – 0.5% in GDP, according to the Economic and Social Research Institute.
How the best countries in the world have changed since 1988
Ireland isn’t doing too badly, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit…