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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Growth rate to fall

THIS year will see the Irish economy struggle to match 2012's poor 0.9pc GDP growth rate but next year will be much better, according to the latest economic forecast from Ulster Bank economist, Simon Barry (right).

But he said weakness in GDP growth should not detract from important evidence of emerging domestic recovery, with improved trends in employment, property prices and underlying investment offering a more encouraging read on the economy at present.

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