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Ireland Irish economy grew by 6% in 2019, despite challenges of Brexit

08:35  12 december  2019
08:35  12 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The European Commission predicts the Irish economy will grow by 5. 6 % in 2018 and 4% in 2019 , down from earlier estimates of 5.7% and 4.4%. The European Commission has cut its forecast for Irish economic growth, but said the economy here will still see the highest GDP growth in the EU this year.

Chancellor Philip Hammond said that the UK enters negotiations about leaving the EU ‘from a position of economic strength’.

Ireland's economy performed well this year despite the challenges of Brexit.

That’s the sunny outlook coming from the ESRI’s Quarterly Economic Report for Winter 2019 coming out this morning.

The economists predict we will have hit 6 per cent growth by the end of the year, and the good news is that this will continue next year too, but at a lower rate, around half.

The experts at the ESRI said that it was admirable that we performed so well, considering the strong headwind of Brexit uncertainty we faced into.

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Brexit ’s impact on the U.K. economy will have a lot to do with decisions made before then on Europe will have more than Brexit to worry about in 2019 . European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, who Growth in Japan has been strong in recent years, despite a lack of labor force growth.

But Brexit hasn’t gone away and this will still inhibit maximum growth next year.

The boffins at the ESRI have urged some caution over corporate tax receipts, saying that we can’t rely on these as they may be pure ‘windfall’ bonuses. 

The ESRI report says: “The Irish economy looks set to register strong growth again in 2019 with GDP likely to increase by almost 6 per cent in the current year.

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“While certain multinational related transactions are distorting the headline figures, the large increase in taxation receipts and the continued strong performance of the Irish labour market means the underlying economy is performing well.

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Stockpiling by manufacturers ahead of Brexit helped the UK economy grow by 0.3% in the three months to February. The Office for National Samuel Tombs, chief UK economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said the activity in this sector was the main reason the economy had grown more

“The persistent growth of the Irish economy is remarkable given the strong headwinds observed in 2019, the uncertainty about the Brexit process, and the moderation observed in global conditions, all of which are likely to have had a negative impact on the domestic economy.

“The Brexit process has merely been parked, with the possibility of a free trade agreement being negotiated between the UK and the EU in 2020.

“This will almost certainly result in further uncertainty in the years ahead.

“We expect to see the economy grow by a slower rate in 2020 of 3.3 per cent.

And it adds: “Another potential challenge for the Irish economy is the issue of corporation tax receipts, which are becoming an increasingly large share of the total tax receipts of the Irish exchequer.

“They now account for over 18 per cent of total tax receipts and there is concern that a portion of these receipts may be windfall revenues, which are not sustainable.”

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