Tuesday February 18, 2020

The economy looks strong, but this is no time for complacency

Questions remain whether the economy’s rude health masks opportunities that were wasted while we battened down for Brexit

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

@ianguider
12th January, 2020
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has upgraded his forecast for the economy . Picture: Sam Boal/Rollingnews

The year is not even two weeks old, but already there has been a flurry of data showing not only that the economy continues in rude health, but that it’s better than even the best forecasters expected.

Tax receipts have surged to an all-time high of close to €60 billion, double what they were at a decade ago when the state was in the midst of the crash. Corporation taxes alone were €1.4...

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