Economy grows by 1.4% in recent months

New figures from the Central Statistics Office shows Irish economy grew faster than all others in the EU

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File photo: Finance Minister Michael Noonan arrives at Government Buildings in Dublin for a press conference. Picture by: Brian Lawless / PA Wire/Press Association Images

The economy grew by 1.4% in the third quarter, the highest in the EU.

But it was a slowdown from the GDP growth rates in the first half of the year.

New figures from the Central Statistics Office show growth of 7% in the first nine months of the year and a similar 7% growth, compared to the end of September 2014.