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What is the health of the Irish economy?

With voting in the EU and local elections starting in 12 days, many parties have claimed that Ire...

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05.45 29 May 2024


What is the health of the Irish economy?



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05.45 29 May 2024


With voting in the EU and local elections starting in 12 days, many parties have claimed that Ireland is in a ‘cost of living crisis’.  But are we?  Unemployment is at record lows, real incomes which take account of inflation are up and the economy is growing robustly. 

But prices soared in the shops and forecourts in 2022 and much of last year and they have not retreated back to where they were so people feel poorer.  With neutral voice on the health of the Irish economy Conor O’Toole from the ESRI joined Joe on the show this morning.


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