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Ireland’s economy is performing well, in spite of international uncertainty – matched by a revival in the commercial property sector

Total employment in Ireland is now rising by 2.9 per cent per annum – the third fastest growth rate in the EU. Gross earnings are only edging-up but, by easing pressure on the public finances, jobs growth has allowed the government to reduce income taxes in three successive budgets. This has led to a meaningful improvement in disposable incomes, and a broadening of the economic growth base.

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