Article for Todays Irish Times:
More here:Economists forecast 15 more years of strong growth
Marc Coleman, Economics Editor
The Republic's economy will continue to grow strongly over the coming 15 years as the population reaches 5.3 million by 2020, research published yesterday has found.
In its latest forecast on demographic trends and the economy, entitled 2020 Vision, Ireland's Demographic Dividend, economists from NCB stockbrokers forecast that population and productivity growth will underpin economic growth of 5 per cent over the next 14 years, supporting strong demand across a range of spending categories.
The article goes on to say that by 2020 Ireland will have a population of 5.3, 20% of which will be migrants.
Some very big challanges lie ahead for Ireland, but our potential is huge. This economic boom is no flash in the pan. We are no course to become Switzerland, if we play our cards right.
PS: I hope nobody PMs me asking me for a log-in for ireland.com. I don't have one, so I don't. Honest...