A well-functioning housing market is key to Dublin’s competitiveness

August 2019

A well-functioning housing market is key to Dublin’s competitiveness

House prices are beginning to stabilise though rental prices continue on upward trajectory

There is evidence to suggest that Ireland is closer to the next economic downturn than it is to the last. With a slowing global economy the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and the planned exit date of October 31 Ireland faces a number of challenges as we head into the second half of the year.

There is broad consensus however that the Irish economy will face these challenges from a position of relative strength. The basis for this is founded on the recovery that has been recorded in the Dublin
economy over the past seven years. Since 2012 Dublin’s economy has registered exceptional growth across almost all key performance indicators.

Read more in our August 2019 issue of the Dublin Economic Monitor.

The special articles this quarter include one from Owen Laverty, Head of Enterprise and Economics with Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council exploring a range of initiatives designed to boost competitiveness in the local area. The second article is written by Eoghan Richardson Assistant Principal Officer at
Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation exploring an OECD review of SME and Entrepreneurship Policies in Ireland.

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