Strong economic performance in 2007 - CSO

Ireland's economy continues to perform well in the first three months of this year, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office.

Ireland's economy continues to perform well in the first three months of this year, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office.

In its latest Quarterly National Accounts, the CSO says GDP was up 7.5% compared to the first quarter of 2006, while GNP was up 6.4%.

Elsewhere, consumer spending was up 5.4%, capital investment was up 13.3% and net exports increased in value by €278m.

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