Category Archives: Economy

South East Economy Continues to Stagnate

A new report produced by WIT School of Business says that the southeast region of the country continues to lag behind other regions when it comes to the health of the local economy. We have greater unemployment, lower IDA-led job-creation, … Continue reading

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Economist Peter Bacon says government contributed to boom years property price rises

Speaking today at the Joint Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis economist Dr Peter Bacon said the government contributed to the run-away property price rises. The government had asked Dr Bacon for recommendations on how to deal with the … Continue reading

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Are we heading for another housing-led boom?

For house prices the only way right now seems to be up. According to the latest report from the Economic and Social Research Institute the Irish market still appears to be undervalued. While the upward trend is partly down to natural … Continue reading

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So should government listen to IMF and continue with current austerity programme?

The IMF has stated that Ireland should continue with plans for a €2 billion budget adjustment next year notwithstanding strong economic growth here. Joan Burton, the likely new leader of the Labour Party, “has indicated that her intention is to remain in … Continue reading

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