The Irish economy has shrunk from a six-year high of 1.8pc in the second quarter of 2018 to a one-month low of 1pc in March, a sign that the economy is not being fuelled by the government’s stimulus package, according to a new study by the Centre for Economics and Business Research.
The Irish economy contracted by 0.6pc in May, compared with the same month in 2019, the report said.
Despite the drop in output in May and June, the unemployment rate is down from 6.9pc in June to 5.7pc in 2019.
“The slowdown is not simply the result of bad economic news,” said the report, authored by Dr Brian O’Donnell of Dublin City University and Dr David Cooney of the Centre on Globalisation at University College Dublin.
“We know that economic conditions do not necessarily respond to political events.
The economy can still respond to these events.
This suggests that the downturn could be caused by a combination of factors, not just the policies that have been implemented,” Dr O’Neill said.”
The recovery that we are seeing now is not a result of an austerity programme that was initiated by the previous government.
We know that the recovery will come when there is a positive economic shock.”
It is not an economic recovery, it is a new economy.”‘
The political shock’The study was commissioned by the OECD’s research centre on economic growth and inequality and was commissioned for a project by the Irish Government.
It found that the Irish economy grew at an annual rate of 1 per cent between 2011 and 2020, compared to a growth rate of 2 per cent in the eurozone.
During the recession, GDP grew by 0,6 per cent.
The study also said that Ireland’s unemployment rate has declined from 7.3pc in July 2019 to 6.5pc in September, and has fallen to 5 per cent since March.”
If the recovery continues, the recession will be a political shock to the electorate.
Ireland has not been a recession-proof country, so its political shock may have some impact on the economy,” Dr Cooney said.
The report said that the biggest economic shocks to Irish voters over the last decade included the financial crisis, the financial bailouts, the euro zone debt crisis and the Brexit vote.
It said that voters may have reacted to these shocks by electing politicians that are more sympathetic to the economic problems.”
These parties may be perceived as the solution to the crisis, but their policies do not address the underlying problems.
They have been the main driver of the economic recession,” Dr Sinead O’Sullivan, a researcher at the OECD, said.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has been under pressure from the EU to deliver on his promise of a “real deal” for Ireland.
However, his government has yet to announce the details of its economic policy and his government remains in office.
Dr O’Reilly said the country’s political parties were not doing enough to address the issues that have led to the recession.”
There is a need to address inequality, which is very high in Ireland.
The country is one of the wealthiest in the world and the income gap is a major problem for Irish families.
‘There is no easy way out’In addition, the study said that economic growth in Ireland is very uneven.
Some countries like Sweden and Denmark have experienced a substantial recovery and they have experienced similar recessions in recent years.
“This may reflect a number of factors including the size of the private sector, the level of education attainment, and the level and proportion of immigrants.
The lack of diversity within the private economy is also a major concern.
However, these factors cannot be entirely discounted.
Another important factor is that the growth in the private capital stock has been very uneven,” Dr Paddy O’Connor, a professor of economics at the University of Limerick, said in a statement.”
Many of the areas of the economy where growth has been greatest, including the services sector, are still very large and the private stock is small compared to the public stock.
In other words, it remains difficult to forecast the economic growth of a country at the national level,” Dr Niamh Byrne, a PhD candidate at the Institute of Economic Affairs, said when the study was published in June.”
Our research shows that the main factors that contributed to Ireland’s economic recession are structural and not political,” Dr Byrne said.
The report also pointed out that the financial system has been a key driver of Ireland’s economy, as the Irish financial system is the largest in Europe.
But Dr ODonnell said the government was “making a big mistake” by not tackling the issue of inequality.
“Ireland is one country and it is the problem of inequality that we must tackle.
Ireland is a great country but its problems are the same across the world,” Dr McEntee said.