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Construction boom could overheat economy, says ESRI - Irish Times

The renewed boom in construction will drive the Irish economy to full employment next year, two years earlier than expected, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has predicted. However, it warned that the disproportionate role being played ...and more »

Is construction Ireland's economic cuckoo? - Irish Times

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) used its latest outlook report to highlight what may prove a bigger challenge for the Irish economy than Brexit or Trump's protectionist stance on trade, namely “the disproportionate influence of ...and more »

Construction growth could lead to economy overheating - ESRI - RTE.ie

An expected increase in construction-related activity over the next two years will lead to a consistent fall in unemployment. But too much growth in the sector could lead to the economy overheating, according to the Economic and Social Research ...and more »

Unemployment in Ireland will drop despite Brexit coming into action, new report claims - The Irish Sun

UNEMPLOYMENT is forecast to reach 5.6 per cent by the end of 2018 as the economy continues to grow, a new report claims. Despite the doom and gloom of Brexit, the jobless figure — currently 6.6 per cent — will drop by another percentage point by the ...and more »

Drive to increase housing supply may overheat the economy, warns ESRI - Irish Independent

The push to boost the number of houses being built could ultimately lead to the economy overheating, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has warned. The think tank also said if unemployment goes below 5.5pc the Government will also have ...and more »