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The Irish Times
Retail sales decline 5.8 per cent on a monthly basisper cent last month when compared with May, but are up 5.3 per cent on an annua
Retail sales decline 5.8 per cent on a monthly basis
The Irish Times / Posted an hour ago
per cent last month when compared with May, but are up 5.3 per cent on an annual basis, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office. When volatile car sales are excluded, retail sales actually declined by 1 per cent in the month... Read more
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RTE News
Retail sales fall by 5.8% in June - CSORetail sales volume fell by 5.8% last month, when compared with May – according
Retail sales fall by 5.8% in June - CSO
RTE News / Posted 2 hours ago
Retail sales volume fell by 5.8% last month, when compared with May – according to latest figures from the Central Statistics Office. However, in the year to the end of June retail sales have risen by 5.3%. Excluding motor sales, which would have... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Irish workforce increases by 85,000 in six yearswere 1,976,500 people at work in the first quarter of 2016, 46,900 more than th
Irish workforce increases by 85,000 in six years
Irish Examiner / Posted 11 hours ago
were 1,976,500 people at work in the first quarter of 2016, 46,900 more than the corresponding period in 2015, says the Central Statistics Office. The figure is 84,600 more than the 1,891,900 who had jobs in the first quarter of 2010. The CSO... Read more
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The Irish Times
Cliff Taylor: With 26% growth, how do you predict what’s next?Bank. No doubt a few weeks ago they were polishing their growth estimates for t
Cliff Taylor: With 26% growth, how do you predict what’s next?
The Irish Times / Posted 18 hours ago
Bank. No doubt a few weeks ago they were polishing their growth estimates for this year and next, when the extraordinary Central Statistics Office data was published revising last year’s GDP growth forecast to more than 26 per cent. When the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Farmers, fishermen and forestry staff have longest working weeksworkers, according to the data Ireland's hardest workers are farmers, fisherme
Farmers, fishermen and forestry staff have longest working weeks
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 22 hours ago
workers, according to the data Ireland's hardest workers are farmers, fishermen and forestry staff. According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO) anyone working in these sectors can expect to clock the longest days and rack up an average... Read more
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The Irish Times
Central Bank cuts growth forecasts after Brexit votereferendum result in the UK, combined with the distorting effect of the less th
Central Bank cuts growth forecasts after Brexit vote
The Irish Times / Posted 23 hours ago
referendum result in the UK, combined with the distorting effect of the less than meaningful GDP figures published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), were creating major difficulties in compiling forecasts. “Forecasters always tend to say it... Read more
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Irish Examiner
CSO reveals which jobs have longest - and shortest - working weeks in Irelandjobs have longest - and shortest - working weeks in Ireland Wednesday, July 27
CSO reveals which jobs have longest - and shortest - working weeks in Ireland
Irish Examiner / Posted 23 hours ago
jobs have longest - and shortest - working weeks in Ireland Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 12:25 pm New figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) have revealed which sectors can expect to clock in the most working hours. Its review of... Read more
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Irish Examiner
CSO reveals which jobs have longest working weeks in Irelandreveals which jobs have longest working weeks in Ireland Wednesday, July 27, 2
CSO reveals which jobs have longest working weeks in Ireland
Irish Examiner / Posted yesterday
reveals which jobs have longest working weeks in Ireland Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 12:25 pm New figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) have revealed which sectors can expect to clock in the most working hours. According to the... Read more
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RTE News
Central Bank cuts growth forecasts over Brexit67,000 this year and in 2017. Following the publication of the enormous 26% su
Central Bank cuts growth forecasts over Brexit
RTE News / Posted yesterday
67,000 this year and in 2017. Following the publication of the enormous 26% surge in economic growth for last year by the Central Statistics Office, the Central Bank said the figures are "not reflective" of actual economic activity taking place in... Read more
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The Irish Times
Hibernia Reit sees more property IPOs as private equity exitsrecovers from the downturn. Retail sales, excluding car trades, soared 6.5 per
Hibernia Reit sees more property IPOs as private equity exits
The Irish Times / Posted yesterday
recovers from the downturn. Retail sales, excluding car trades, soared 6.5 per cent in the year to March, according to the Central Statistics Office. Last year saw New York-based hedge fund Davidson Kempner spend about €118 million on a portfolio... Read more
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The Irish Times
Hibernia sees more property IPOs as private equity exitsrecovers from the downturn. Retail sales, excluding car trades, soared 6.5 per
Hibernia sees more property IPOs as private equity exits
The Irish Times / Posted yesterday
recovers from the downturn. Retail sales, excluding car trades, soared 6.5 per cent in the year to March, according to the Central Statistics Office. Last year saw New York-based hedge fund Davidson Kempner spend about €118 million on a portfolio... Read more
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The Irish Times
Consumer and business confidence plunges after Brexitunchanged from May but down from a peak of 15.1 per cent at the height of the f
Consumer and business confidence plunges after Brexit
The Irish Times / Posted 3 days ago
unchanged from May but down from a peak of 15.1 per cent at the height of the financial crisis in 2012, according to the Central Statistics Office. The July surveys were carried out by Ipsos MRBI on behalf of Bank of Ireland, with 1,000... Read more
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The Irish Times
Thousands set to get refunds after collapse of Enterprise Insuranceaccording to sources.Higher premiums Motor insurance costs increased by 39 per
Thousands set to get refunds after collapse of Enterprise Insurance
The Irish Times / Posted 3 days ago
according to sources.Higher premiums Motor insurance costs increased by 39 per cent in the year to June, according to the Central Statistics Office, largely driven by rising bodily injury awards in court, according to the industry. Enterprise... Read more
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The Irish Times
Thousands of drivers set to get refunds after insurer’s collapsethe point, according to sources. Motor insurance costs increased by 39 per cen
Thousands of drivers set to get refunds after insurer’s collapse
The Irish Times / Posted 3 days ago
the point, according to sources. Motor insurance costs increased by 39 per cent in the year to June, according to the Central Statistics Office, largely been driven by rising bodily injury claims awards in court, according to the... Read more
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RTE News
The story behind the 'Leprechaun' economics fiascocivil servants and ministers were blindsided by the astonishing 26% economic gr
The story behind the 'Leprechaun' economics fiasco
RTE News / Posted 5 days ago
civil servants and ministers were blindsided by the astonishing 26% economic growth figures for 2015 from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) – issued on Tuesday of last week. Many of the mandarins found out after the media, who were... Read more
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The Irish Times
Irish multinationals employed over 300,000 abroad in 2014more than 300,000 people abroad in 2014, and generated turnover in excess of €9
Irish multinationals employed over 300,000 abroad in 2014
The Irish Times / Posted 5 days ago
more than 300,000 people abroad in 2014, and generated turnover in excess of €99 billion, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office. The figures show turnover among Irish multinationals abroad fell 2.7 per cent from €102 billion... Read more
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The Irish Times
Irish multinationals employed more than 300,000 abroad in 2014more than 300,000 people abroad in 2014, and generated turnover in excess of €9
Irish multinationals employed more than 300,000 abroad in 2014
The Irish Times / Posted 6 days ago
more than 300,000 people abroad in 2014, and generated turnover in excess of €99 billion, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office. The figures show turnover among Irish multinationals abroad fell 2.7 per cent from €102 billion... Read more
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The Irish Times
Caveat: Better not to query that €280m EU billspokesman Michael McGrath that the unexpected jump in the size of our economy,
Caveat: Better not to query that €280m EU bill
The Irish Times / Posted 6 days ago
spokesman Michael McGrath that the unexpected jump in the size of our economy, in last week’s official figures from the Central Statistics Office, brought the unwelcome consequence of a €280 million bill for the State, in terms of the increased... Read more
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The Irish Times
EU says Ireland cannot negotiate a discount on budget billmillion is expected to be demanded of the State next year, Minister for Finance
EU says Ireland cannot negotiate a discount on budget bill
The Irish Times / Posted 6 days ago
million is expected to be demanded of the State next year, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said on Wednesday, after the Central Statistics Office revised GDP growth for 2015 from 7.8 per cent to 26 per cent. Mr Noonan said the revised figures... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Tánaiste: Hiring staff to help tackle suicide crisis is proving difficultalso pressed on the need for Ireland to pay the EU an additional €280m on foot
Tánaiste: Hiring staff to help tackle suicide crisis is proving difficult
Irish Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
also pressed on the need for Ireland to pay the EU an additional €280m on foot of a controversial economic report from the Central Statistics Office, which put economic growth in 2015 at a staggering 26.3%. Fianna Fáil's Robert Troy said the... Read more
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Irish Central
The serious side to Paul Krugman’s leprechaun economics(compared with the U.S., for example) but it's a long way from the 26 percent f
The serious side to Paul Krugman’s leprechaun economics
Irish Central / Posted 7 days ago
(compared with the U.S., for example) but it's a long way from the 26 percent figure for GDP growth in 2015 produced by our Central Statistics Office (CSO) in its report published last week which was ridiculed by Krugman. We get that he was having... Read more
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Herald.ie
'Leprechaun economics' will cost us €280m€280m to the EU budget due to our heavily-distorted growth figures, Finance Min
'Leprechaun economics' will cost us €280m
Herald.ie / Posted 7 days ago
€280m to the EU budget due to our heavily-distorted growth figures, Finance Minister Michael Noonan confirmed. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) revealed last week that the Irish economy grew by a massive 26.3pc in 2015 - more than three... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
'Leprechaun economics' growth figures may mean higher EU bill2017 Brussels budget was "as best as can be calculated at this point". The dra
'Leprechaun economics' growth figures may mean higher EU bill
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
2017 Brussels budget was "as best as can be calculated at this point". The dramatic surge in the economy, released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) last week, was labelled farcical by some experienced economists and even drew amazement from... Read more
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The Irish Times
State faces €280m rise in EU contribution due to GDP revisionlast year’s GDP growth, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has confirmed. It
State faces €280m rise in EU contribution due to GDP revision
The Irish Times / Posted 7 days ago
last year’s GDP growth, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has confirmed. It follows last week’s revised figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), widely seen as overstating the GDP growth for 2015 to 26 per cent from a previous estimate... Read more
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RTE News
New GDP figures lead to higher EU contributionNoonan made the comments in a Dáil reply to Fianna Fáil's Finance spokesman Mic
New GDP figures lead to higher EU contribution
RTE News / Posted 8 days ago
Noonan made the comments in a Dáil reply to Fianna Fáil's Finance spokesman Michael McGrath. Last week the Central Statistics Office said that Ireland's economy had expanded by an enormous 26% in terms of Gross Domestic... Read more
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Irish Examiner
New system being developed for economic data after 'leprechaun economics' embarrassmentembarrassment Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 03:03 pm By Elaine Loughlin, political
New system being developed for economic data after 'leprechaun economics' embarrassment
Irish Examiner / Posted 8 days ago
embarrassment Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 03:03 pm By Elaine Loughlin, political reporter, in Glenties The head of the Central Statistics Office (CSO) has admitted its growth figures which were dubbed "leprechaun economics" do not reflect... Read more
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The Irish Times
Business Week: Leprechaun economics, Brexit, company newsThe Central Statistics Office (CSO) found a big pot of gold lying around this w
Business Week: Leprechaun economics, Brexit, company news
The Irish Times / Posted 10 days ago
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) found a big pot of gold lying around this week, when it revised the Republic’s GDP growth rate last year up to 26.3 per cent. That’s four times the rate of China. “Leprechaun economics,” was what Nobel Prize... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Ten per cent of homes in Ireland lie vacant, Census revealsemigration. Overall the population grew by 169,724 since 2011, an average of a
Ten per cent of homes in Ireland lie vacant, Census reveals
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 12 days ago
emigration. Overall the population grew by 169,724 since 2011, an average of almost 34,000 a year, the report from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) showed. The fastest-growing areas were Greater Dublin, in particular in the Fingal region... Read more
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The Irish Times
Exports decline while imports of cars jump 49% in year to MayExports fell by 1 per cent in May and were down 3 per cent compared to the same
Exports decline while imports of cars jump 49% in year to May
The Irish Times / Posted 12 days ago
Exports fell by 1 per cent in May and were down 3 per cent compared to the same month a year earlier, new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show. The data reveals a €99 million drop in exports from April to May to €9.16... Read more
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The Irish Times
Exports decline as imports of cars jump 49% in year to MayExports fell by 1 per cent in May and were down 3 per cent compared to the same
Exports decline as imports of cars jump 49% in year to May
The Irish Times / Posted 13 days ago
Exports fell by 1 per cent in May and were down 3 per cent compared to the same month a year earlier, new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show. The data reveals a €99 million drop in exports from April to May to €9.16... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Population increases and flows from west to east1,000 females — lower than the previous low point of 986 per 1,000 recorded in
Population increases and flows from west to east
Irish Examiner / Posted 13 days ago
1,000 females — lower than the previous low point of 986 per 1,000 recorded in 1996. Brendan Murphy, statistician with the Central Statistics Office said there was an overall population increase of 3.7% since the previous Census in 2011 but the... Read more
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The Irish Times
CSO needs to develop better tools to tell us what’s really going onheadquartered in Ireland has made the national accounts increasingly opaque in
CSO needs to develop better tools to tell us what’s really going on
The Irish Times / Posted 13 days ago
headquartered in Ireland has made the national accounts increasingly opaque in recent years. Earlier this year, when the Central Statistics Office published their first estimate of growth in GNP of 5.7 per cent, I felt that the numbers were... Read more
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The Irish Times
CSO needs to develop better tools to tell us what’s really going on in economyheadquartered in Ireland has made the national accounts increasingly opaque in
CSO needs to develop better tools to tell us what’s really going on in economy
The Irish Times / Posted 13 days ago
headquartered in Ireland has made the national accounts increasingly opaque in recent years. Earlier this year, when the Central Statistics Office published their first estimate of growth in GNP of 5.7 per cent, I felt that the numbers were... Read more
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The Irish Times
Ireland’s GDP figures: Why 26% economic growth is a problemvarious different bits of the puzzle is very difficult, because for confidentia
Ireland’s GDP figures: Why 26% economic growth is a problem
The Irish Times / Posted 13 days ago
various different bits of the puzzle is very difficult, because for confidentiality reasons the amount of information the Central Statistics Office felt able to provide was very limited. But let’s stand back and look at two big numbers. The... Read more
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Herald.ie
Dublin shows strongest growth as 1.34 million now living in citythere are 31,022 more women than men living in the county. The figures account
Dublin shows strongest growth as 1.34 million now living in city
Herald.ie / Posted 13 days ago
there are 31,022 more women than men living in the county. The figures account for the preliminary data gathered by the Central Statistics Office. It will be next March before we get a the full picture from Census 2016. The raw data has also... Read more
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Irish Examiner
40% insurance hike for motoristsdramatically by almost 40% within the last year, as motorists struggle to affor
40% insurance hike for motorists
Irish Examiner / Posted 13 days ago
dramatically by almost 40% within the last year, as motorists struggle to afford to keep their vehicles on the road. Central Statistics Office figures showed an insurance jump of 38.6% in June, compared to the same period last... Read more
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RTE News
Consumer prices rise by 0.4% in June - CSONew figures from the Central Statistics Office show that consumer prices rose b
Consumer prices rise by 0.4% in June - CSO
RTE News / Posted 14 days ago
New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that consumer prices rose by 0.4% in June compared with the same time last year on the back of higher insurance premiums and restaurant and hotel prices. This was the biggest rise since August... Read more
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Irish Central
Ireland’s high growth rate dubbed “leprechaun economics”The Irish Central Statistics Office is facing international ridicule for its “l
Ireland’s high growth rate dubbed “leprechaun economics”
Irish Central / Posted 14 days ago
The Irish Central Statistics Office is facing international ridicule for its “leprechaun economics,” after announcing a 26% growth rate in Irish GDP for 2015, up from an initial estimate of 7.8%. Concern has been shown by many of the world’s top... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
Financial Times Picks Up on Irish Growth Blarney Story.... That We Reported Months Agoof growth for decades and far outstrips the original estimate of Irish economic
Financial Times Picks Up on Irish Growth Blarney Story.... That We Reported Months Ago
Naked Capitalism / Posted 14 days ago
of growth for decades and far outstrips the original estimate of Irish economic activity last year, which the official Central Statistics Office had put at 7.8 per cent. A growth rate of more than 26 per cent is nearly three times the highest... Read more
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The Irish Times
Contractionary budget may be needed, says former Central Bank deputyhe added. Mr Gerlach’s comments come after Irish GDP growth for 2015 was revise
Contractionary budget may be needed, says former Central Bank deputy
The Irish Times / Posted 14 days ago
he added. Mr Gerlach’s comments come after Irish GDP growth for 2015 was revised up to 26 per cent this week by the Central Statistics Office, driven by one-off factors such as the aircraft- leasing sector, restructuring by multinational... Read more
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Fortune
This Tax Haven Just Revised Its 2015 GDP up From 7.8% to 26.3%Ireland’s economy grew an unprecedented 26.3% in 2015, according to the country
This Tax Haven Just Revised Its 2015 GDP up From 7.8% to 26.3%
Fortune / Posted 14 days ago
Ireland’s economy grew an unprecedented 26.3% in 2015, according to the country’s Central Statistics Office, rising significantly above the nation’s previous estimate of 6.8%. It even exceeded each of China’s annual growth rates since 1989. Though... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Ireland's 'dramatic' 26pc GDP growth for 2015 raises eyebrowslast year, boosted by one-off corporate tax inversions and aircraft purchases,
Ireland's 'dramatic' 26pc GDP growth for 2015 raises eyebrows
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 14 days ago
last year, boosted by one-off corporate tax inversions and aircraft purchases, according to official statistics. The Irish Central Statistics Office (CSO) had previously estimated that gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 7.8 per cent in 2015, but... Read more
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RTE News
CSO to review economic measurement toolsThe Central Statistics Office has said it will establish a consultative group t
CSO to review economic measurement tools
RTE News / Posted 14 days ago
The Central Statistics Office has said it will establish a consultative group to examine "how best to provide insight and understanding of all aspects of the Irish economy". This follows widespread criticism of the measurement of GDP growth of more... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Noonan defends 26.3% GDP growth figure - but won’t use it to plan Budget- but won’t use it to plan Budget Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 04:52 pm Finance
Noonan defends 26.3% GDP growth figure - but won’t use it to plan Budget
Irish Examiner / Posted 14 days ago
- but won’t use it to plan Budget Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 04:52 pm Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said that the Central Statistics Office calculates growth figures for the Irish economy the same was as other European economies - but the... Read more
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The Irish Times
CSO to convene special group to examine how best to measure the economyThe Central Statistics Office has said it will examine on how to provide accura
CSO to convene special group to examine how best to measure the economy
The Irish Times / Posted 14 days ago
The Central Statistics Office has said it will examine on how to provide accurate measures of Ireland’s economic performance , in the wake of controversy over the huge 26 per cent GDP growth rate recorded for 2015. In a statement on Wednesday it... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Official figures 'don't reflect accurately what is happening in Irish economy'don't reflect accurately what is happening in the Irish economy," he told the D
Official figures 'don't reflect accurately what is happening in Irish economy'
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 14 days ago
don't reflect accurately what is happening in the Irish economy," he told the Dail. But he said the latest Central Statistics Office figures were unprecedented and down to a number of "exceptional" factors during 2015. Critics say... Read more
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Newsmax
Ireland's Economists Left Speechless by 26 Percent Growth Figureof the Irish economy. Now, he has no idea what he is going to say. The economy
Ireland's Economists Left Speechless by 26 Percent Growth Figure
Newsmax / Posted 14 days ago
of the Irish economy. Now, he has no idea what he is going to say. The economy grew 26 percent in 2015, officials from the Central Statistics Office told a stunned room full of economists and reporters in Dublin on Tuesday. Previously, they had... Read more
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RTE News
GDP figures don't 'accurately' reflect economyTaoiseach Enda Kenny has admitted official figures from the Central Statistics
GDP figures don't 'accurately' reflect economy
RTE News / Posted 14 days ago
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has admitted official figures from the Central Statistics Office for the economy are inaccurate. As experts lined up to dismiss a claimed 26% surge in GDP growth last year, the Taoiseach said the numbers can be... Read more
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The Irish Times
State’s deficit for 2015 revised following GDP growth - CSObudget deficit for 2015 has been revised from 2.3 per cent to 1.8 per cent foll
State’s deficit for 2015 revised following GDP growth - CSO
The Irish Times / Posted 15 days ago
budget deficit for 2015 has been revised from 2.3 per cent to 1.8 per cent following Tuesday’s GDP growth figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). In its summer economic statement last month, the Government said the deficit in 2015 was... Read more
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RTE News
Government deficit fell to 1.8% of GDP last yearNew figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the General Government
Government deficit fell to 1.8% of GDP last year
RTE News / Posted 15 days ago
New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the General Government deficit came to €4.6 billion, or 1.8% of GDP, last year. This was an improvement on the 2014 position of €7.2 billion, or 3.7% of GDP. The CSO said the improvement was... Read more
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