Irish Economy 2017

The Irish economy is showing good signs of continuing recovery. In 2016 real GDP grew by 5.2%, well above the euro area average.  The  European Economic Forecast said that some of the impressive headline GDP figures are still heavily distorted by the activities of large multinationals . However , domestic activity appears to have been […]
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Religion in Ireland

Ireland has been a mainly Catholic country for many years – but the number of people who still call themselves Catholic has gradually declined in recent decades. In 2016 – the census recorded that there were 78.3% of the population of Ireland who identified themselves as Roman Catholic.   This is a total of 3.73 million […]
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House Rental Ireland

Rental Costs in Ireland About  750,000 Irish people live in rented houses and apartments. That number is increasing every day. Almost 10,000 tenants join the rental sector every month. Rents increased in Ireland during  2015 and 2016  – across all 35 counties. For some counties, particularly in the west , there was  an  increase in […]
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