Monday February 17, 2020

Tax cuts hard to justify, says ESRI

In its latest economic commentary, the think-tank favours a ‘holding’ budget, mainly because of Brexit risks and the need for housing investment

26th September, 2018
Paschal Donohoe urged to deliver 'neutral' budget. Pic: RollingNews.ie

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has upgraded its forecasts for the Irish economy for this year and next year, on the back of a fall in imports and faster than expected growth in the domestic economy.

“At this stage it is prudent to assume that a no-deal outcome is a real possibility,” the institute warns.

The ESRI says the most prudent policy at this stage in Ireland’s economic cycle would normally...

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