Ireland was Europe’s fastest growing economy in 2014 with GDP expanding by 4.8%. This was the sharpest rate of increase since 2007 and reflects the combination of continued strong net exports growth (10.4%) in addition to a return of domestic demand growth (2.9%) for the first time in seven years. Moreover, according to the Dublin Economic Monitor, consumer sentiment in the city is at its highest point since the series began in 2003. In turn this has led to a strong improvement in the labour market with nearly 30,000 new jobs (net) created in Ireland in 2014. This brings the total number of new jobs added since the Q1 2012 trough to 114,000.
Source : Savills