Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024
Ireland’s economy expected to experience growth over the next two years

Inflation and higher interest rates affected spending and investment in 2022, leading to a slow growth rate of just 0.5% for Modified Domestic Demand (MDD). The economy recovered strongly from the pandemic but slowed significantly in 2023, with higher inflation putting a strain on households and limiting real pay growth. MDD is a measurement that eliminates the impact of multinational companies on Ireland’s economy, providing a more accurate representation of domestic economic activity.

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the typical measure of economic performance, but it is heavily distorted by multinational activities in Ireland. The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) anticipates a rebound in Irish GDP over the next two years as global trade improves. However, the think tank highlighted the importance of addressing infrastructure bottlenecks as a critical challenge for Ireland’s economy moving forward. This includes issues related to housebuilding, renewable energy, and public transport. For example, plans for an underground rail link between Dublin Airport and the city center have been in the works for over 20 years, underscoring the need for timely and efficient infrastructure development to support economic growth and prosperity in Ireland.

The ESRI has predicted that Ireland’s domestic economy will see solid growth in the next two years, with modified domestic demand (MDD) expected to increase by 2.3% this year and 2.5% next year. MDD is an important measure of changes in living standards, essential for economic growth and stability.

Inflation put pressure on households last year leading to slower growth rate of just 0.5% for MDD while Irish GDP shrank by 3.2%, reflecting US pharmaceutical firms coming off their pandemic highs.

Real pay adjusted for inflation is crucial measure to reflect changes in living standards which are vital for economic growth and stability.

The ESRI anticipates that global trade will improve over the next two years leading to rebound of Irish GDP while addressing infrastructure bottlenecks such as house building, renewable energy production, public transport will be critical challenges facing Ireland’s economy moving forward.

Overall the future looks positive with strong recovery from pandemic but addressing challenges such as infrastructure development will be crucial to maintain long-term prosperity.

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