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May’s issue has the latest Dublin Mastercard Spending Pulse, as well as a look at tourism and the strengthening Dublin economy.

February’s issue includes data on the capital’s economy incorporating the launch issue of the Dublin Mastercard Spending Pulse.

October’s issue includes stats on Dublin’s rising economic activity and a special report benchmarking Dublin’s competitiveness.

HIGHLIGHTS

DUBLIN'S UNEMPLOYMENT

stands at 6.4% (sa) of Q4 2017.

RESIDENTIAL RENTS IN DUBLIN

continue to exert pressure in the Q4 2017 following 17 quarters of growth in excess of 5.5%.

TOTAL CARGO HANDLED

at dublin port reached a record high with over 9.3 million tonnes (SA) handled in Q1 2018.

KBC/ESRI Consumer Sentiment

YoY the overall Dublin Consumer Sentiment Index increased by 14.1 index points in Q1 2018, driven primarily by increasingly optimism regarding the general economic outlook.

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY PRICES

register YoY growth in excess of 12% for the first time since May 2015.

The Dublin MARKIT PMI

Recorded further sharp expansion in output well above 50. The rate of job creation accelerated to 58.5 while Q1 experienced the fastest rise in new business orders since Q2 2015.

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