The Central Bank says over 100,000 jobs could be lost here in the event of a no-deal Brexit in the UK.
It says this would see a "significant weakening" of activity across many parts of the economy - especially food and agriculture.
Meanwhile it says economic growth is expected to be 4.9% this year, dropping to 4.1% in 2020 - with unemployment also set to decline.
There has been an 18% increase in complaints of financial abuse against elderly people in the past two years.
According to details released under the Freedom of Information Act, the HSE got 688 in 2016 - and 810 last year.
The HSE says it is committed to safeguarding people who may be vulnerable and at risk of financial abuse.
The first part of the new National Children's Hospital project will open in Dublin today.
A paediatric outpatient department and urgent care centre will open in Connolly Hospital, and will treat non-emergency cases.
It is employing 140 new staff, but will open only from 10.00am to 5.00pm because of a shortage of consultants.
Tusla is to appear before the Oireachtas Children's Committee later following last week's RTÉ Investigates documentary into childcare facilities.
The programme raised concerns about standards of care at the Hyde and Seek chain in Dublin - which the company says it is working to address.
Officials from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs will also attend the meeting.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet political leaders in Northern Ireland today, in his first visit since taking office.
He is expected to say devolution must be restored as soon as possible, after power-sharing collapsed in 2017.
On Tuesday, he clashed with the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar over the Northern Irish backstop.