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Projected % Change
   2017  2018
Real GDP 3.5 3.2
Consumer Prices 0.9 1.5
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Ireland and the IMF
Updated June 26, 2017

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July 27, 2016 -- Ireland: Exceptional Recovery
January 14, 2016 -- IMF Survey : Financial Leviathans Under Review in 2016
Some of the world’s largest, most connected financial systems including the United Kingdom and Germany will undergo their mandatory five-year financial stability review by the International Monetary Fund in 2016.
June 30, 2015 -- IMF Survey : Strong and Equitable Growth: Fiscal Policy Can Make a Difference
Amid a recovery from the financial crisis that continues to disappoint and growing fear that the global economy is entering a prolonged period of mediocre growth, a new IMF <a href="http://www.imf.org/external/np/pp/eng/2015/042015.pdf">study</a> says that fiscal policy can actually lift potential growth.
February 06, 2015 -- IMF Survey : Ireland Shares Lessons After Its Recovery From The Sovereign-Bank Loop
Ireland is on the road to a strong recovery from its banking crisis but still faces challenges ahead amid weak growth in Europe, according to participants at a conference in Dublin.
December 09, 2014 -- IMF Survey : Youth Unemployment in Euro Area Requires Multipronged Solution
The decline in economic growth in the euro area due to the financial crisis accounts for half the increase in youth unemployment in the region, according to IMF staff research released today.
December 19, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Ireland’s Economy Back from the Brink, But Continued Progress Needed
The successful completion of Ireland’s EU/IMF-supported program has left the country in a much stronger position than when its program began, say the IMF’s Ajai Chopra and Craig Beaumont.  
October 14, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Eurozone: Carrying Out Agreed Policies Can Help Restore Confidence
Europe remains a focus of efforts to restore confidence and revive the global economic recovery. In an interview, Director of the IMF’s European Department Reza Moghadam discusses the pressing challenges facing the euro area and outlines the Fund’s broader role in the region.
September 17, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Global House Prices Still Showing Down Trend
U.S. house prices have started to pick up but globally prices are still on a down trend, according to IMF research. Price trends vary widely between countries, with Ireland, Greece, Portugal, and Spain seeing the biggest falls in the past year and Brazil and Germany, substantial increases.
April 24, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Tailored Approach to Debt and Growth Challenges in Europe’s Crisis Countries
A build-up of debt after joining the euro zone led three very different countries to the doors of the International Monetary Fund as the global economic crisis took its toll on the Greek, Irish, and Portuguese economies.
March 02, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Continued Recovery for Ireland
After three years of recession, Ireland’s economy is on a slow recovery path. Led by a pickup in exports, it saw growth turn positive in 2011. But the crisis is not over, with unemployment unacceptably high at more than 14 percent. The slowdown in other eurozone countries also hampers Ireland’s efforts to fully recover from its 2008 housing bust.
November 03, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Iceland's Unorthodox Policies Suggest Alternative Way Out of Crisis
As policymakers continue to grapple with the problems facing the crisis-hit countries in the euro area and the clouded economic outlook for the global economy, attention has turned to Iceland, which three years ago saw its entire banking system crumble in just a few days.
May 20, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Wider Plan Needed to Address Ireland's Problems
The Irish government has been making good progress in addressing the country's deep-seated economic problems since it took office in March. But the IMF says that without comprehensive action from the European Union, Ireland and other euro area countries with programs will struggle to restore their access to the markets.
April 17, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Solid Outlook for Europe But Debt, Banking Risks Remain
The overall outlook for Europe is positive but there are still significant risks to the recovery, according to Antonio Borges, Director of the IMF's European Department. "Many European countries are doing very well, in particular in Eastern Europe where there is strong growth," he said.
April 15, 2011 -- IMF Survey: IMF Support Helping Restore Growth but Key Risks Ahead
A new study finds that countries which sought financial support from the IMF in late 2008, after the failure of Lehman Brothers, are experiencing a return to growth. IMF financing helped countries stabilize their economies when their access to financial markets was seriously curtailed.
December 16, 2010 -- IMF Survey: IMF Approves €22.5 Billion Loan For Ireland
The IMF's Executive Board has approved a three-year lending arrangement for Ireland, totaling €22.5 billion. The loan is part of an international rescue package worth €85 billion that also involves the European Union, European bilateral lenders, and financing from Ireland's own cash reserves.
July 14, 2010 -- IMF Survey: After Deep Slump, Nascent Recovery for Ireland
After a severe decline in late 2008 and 2009, the Irish economy has stabilized, and growth resumed in the first quarter of 2010. In an interview, Ashoka Mody, IMF mission chief for Ireland, speaks about the nascent recovery and the many challenges that still lie ahead.
December 28, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Multi-Speed Recovery Seen for Europe
As 2009 draws to a close, IMF European Department Director Marek Belka says that what is striking about Europe is how differently countries fared during the global crisis. These different points of departure will also make for a multi-speed recovery, Belka argues.