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The majority of DKM reports are produced on a confidential basis, but here is a sample of our reports that are in the public domain.

  • April 2017

    Socio-Economic Impacts of Proposed Regulations under the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill

    A Report published on April 23rd 2017 and carried out by DKM Economic Consultants, examines the Socio-Economic Impact of the Public Health Alcohol Bill (PHAB). The report finds that the proposed measures would have a detrimental economic impact on an industry that generates €3 billion in GDP annually, while the evidence that the measures would reduce harmful drinking was weak. Indeed, it also found alcohol consumption per capita has been in decline in Ireland since the early 2000s, and youth drinking also continues to decline. The report commissioned by the Alcohol Beverage Federation Ireland (ABFI), which represents alcoholic drinks manufacturers and suppliers in Ireland, examined proposals contained in the Bill, including Minimum Unit Pricing, and regulations and restrictions around labelling, marketing, advertising and retailing of alcohol. The report assesses the Bill’s impact, not only on reducing harmful drinking, but also outlines the economic consequences of the proposed measures, which include incentivising cross border shopping, stifling growth and product innovation in the sector, and negatively impacting small producers and retailers, particularly in rural Ireland.

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    To view the press release, please visit: http://bit.ly/2oHOYRa

  • October 2016

    Demand for Skills in Construction to 2020

    A report (launched today 26th October 2016), commissioned by the Construction Industry Federation and carried out by DKM Economic Consultants in conjunction with SOLAS, states that construction activity could potentially generate a requirement for 112,000 jobs up to 2020.This report sets out the required number of employees and apprentices to sustain desired activity levels as set down by Government policy.

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  • May 2016

    Report on the Takeaway Industry in Ireland

    Ireland’s leading takeaway app Just Eat, launched an economic impact report for the takeaway industry in Ireland, produced by DKM Economic Consultants. The report, which is a first of its kind in Ireland, examines the overall economic contribution of the takeaway sector to the Irish economy and the role of technology in driving future growth.

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  • May 2016

    Report on the Health & Economic Impacts of Cancer Trials in Ireland

    A DKM Economic Consultants report, commissioned by Cancer Trials Ireland (formerly ICORG) was published on May 9th 2016.  The report estimates that the €3.63m funding from the Exchequer, and other grants, allocated to cancer trials in 2016 will save the HSE at least €6.5m in cancer drugs cost, generate almost €6m in tax revenues, contribute €16.5m to Ireland’s GDP and support over 230 jobs, mostly high quality specialist positions. In addition, Cancer Trials Ireland is expected to generate more than €3.85m from international sources.

    Based on a small sample of case studies, the report estimates that cancer trials can add 6 to 15 quality adjusted years of life (QALYs) collectively for trial participants with a related economic benefit ranging from €0.28m to €0.65m per trial.  The report notes that subsequent benefits would be a multiple of these values when proven therapies are made available to patients generally.  These benefits are in addition to the early access to drugs and treatments and the extra care cancer trials participants receive.

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  • December 2015

    Report on the Future of Nursing Home Facilities in Ireland

    DKM Economic Consultants, in conjuction with AECOM, RDJ Solicitors and Rose McHugh, was tasked by the Department of Health to provide an analysis of Potential Measures to Encourage the Provision of Nursing Home and Community Nursing Unit Facilities in Ireland.

    The analysis was commissioned to address four specific questions:

    1.  What are the current and future requirements for facilities for the period 2015- 2035 by geographic area and what is the likely gap in the absence of additional measures to encourage provision?

    2.  What are the reasons for the current lack of investment in facilities and what reasons have the most significant effect?

    3.  What are the potential policy options for addressing the problem and how do the different options perform against key criteria?

    4.  How does a preferred set of options perform under cost benefit analysis?

    The report, which was published on December 18th 2015, may be downloaded below.

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  • April 2015

    Irish Construction Prospects to 2016

    DKM Economic Consultants in conjunction with the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) published a report entitled 'Irish Construction Prospects to 2016' on 8th April 2015.

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  • October 2014

    Private Rented Sector Survey Findings: Tenants, Landlords & Estate Agents

    Two reports led by DKM Economic Consultants entitled, Rent Stability in the Private Rented Sector and Future of the Private Rented Sector commissioned by the PRTB were published on the 23rd October 2014.

    A key requirement of the Terms of Reference was to conduct a survey of attitudes to the private rented sector amongst three key segments:
    • Current Tenants;
    • Current Landlords, and;
    • Estate Agents.

    This report presents a detailed analysis of the results of these surveys.

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  • October 2014

    Future of the Private Rented Sector

    Two reports led by DKM Economic Consultants entitled, Rent Stability in the Private Rented Sector and Future of the Private Rented Sector commissioned by the PRTB were published on the 23rd October 2014.

    The Future of the Private Rented Sector examines the profile of landlords and tenants in the private rented sector. It details regulation and taxation in the sector in Ireland and a number of other jurisdictions. Incentives used to increase the supply of accommodation in the sector abroad are also studied and lessons for Ireland are highlighted. Options for sustaining the private rented sector into the future are also presented.

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  • October 2014

    Rent Stability in the Private Rented Sector

    Two reports led by DKM Economic Consultants entitled, Rent Stability in the Private Rented Sector and Future of the Private Rented Sector commissioned by the PRTB were published on the 23rd October 2014.

    The Rent Stability in the Private Rented Sector report looked at the possible introduction of a range of regulatory options, including full rent control, CPI Indexing and rent caps. Rent controls were not considered appropriate at this time, having regard to the dangers that this would reduce supply. The report concludes that the “overriding concern in the Irish market is that any form of rent regulation could potentially reduce the supply and quality of rented accommodation and thus distort the market further, in the absence of any incentives to stimulate supply”. The research also explores possibilities to achieve “greater rent stability and certainty in the Irish market”.

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  • July 2014

    Public Capital Programme - Review of Priorities to 2020

    DKM Economic Consultants in conjunction with the SCSI have prepared this Public Capital Programme Review of Priorities to 2020 for submission to Government. The review examines the key criteria, from an economic perspective, which should be taken into account in prioritising public sector projects. The issue of alternative sources of funding is also examined. Key priorities for the next five years are considered.

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  • November 2013

    Economic Impact of Dublin Business Innovation Centre

    A DKM Economic Consultants report entitled “Economic Impact of Dublin Business Innovation Centre " was launched by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD in front of a large attendance at a function in Dublin to mark Dublin BIC’s 25th anniversary

    The report, commissioned by the Dublin BIC sets, out the performance of Dublin BIC assisted start-ups and business expansions by category and sector and estimates their economic contribution. The dynamic effects arising out of the impact of Dublin BIC activities on entrepreneurship, innovation, competitiveness and investment activity were also examined.

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  • May 2013

    The SME Lending Market in Ireland and Comparisons with European Experience

    A report entitled The SME Lending Market in Ireland and Comparisons with European Experience was produced by DKM Economic Consultants for the Irish Banking Federation (IBF).

    The report examines the evidence in regard to SME lending and access to funds for Irish SMEs. Also examined is the basis for evaluating the credit experience of Irish SMEs in comparison to the experience of SMEs in other countries.

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  • May 2013

    Economic Strategy for Waterford City and County

    DKM Economic Consultants along with Colliers International and Brady Shipman Martin were commissioned to prepare an integrated economic, planning and marketing strategy for Waterford City and County. This was included as a stand-alone chapter in an Implementation Plan, One Waterford - Delivering Jobs, Efficiency and Growth, by the Waterford Re-Organisation Group to the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government.

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  • February 2013

    Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD launches DKM report on the Arab World

    A DKM Economic Consultants report entitled “The Arab World - Long Term Economic Prospects & Opportunities for Ireland" was launched by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD in front of a large attendance at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin.

    The report was commissioned in 2012 by the Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce (AICC) to identify opportunities for greater economic cooperation between Ireland and 21 Arab nations in the Middle East and North Africa. Arab countries are home to half of the world's known oil reserves and 30% of natural gas reserves.

    The report takes medium and longer term views of the potential for growth in trade between Ireland and the Arab countries, identifying the development of future demand. By analysing demographic and economic trends, the report maps the specific areas of demand which will be important and the sectors in Ireland that are best positioned to supply that demand.

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  • November 2012

    Review of Part V of the Planning and Development Act 2000

    Part V of the Planning & Development Act 2000 contained a radical new approach to the supply of Social and Affordable Housing in Ireland. More than a decade after its introduction, The Housing Agency was requested by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government to deliver a review of Part V. DKM, in association with Brady Shipman Martin, was subsequently commissioned to produce a Consultation Document on a Review of Part V of the Planning and Development Act, 2000.

    The Review assessed the outputs of Part V and presented an analysis of its outcomes and impacts. The Review also contained a financial analysis of Part V. Having taken account of the mechanisms applied in other countries and consulted various industry stakeholders, DKM developed options for recasting Part V to accommodate the changed economic landscape while achieving the benefits of planning and social gain.

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  • November 2012

    Ex Post Evaluation of Dublin Waste Water Treatment

    The European Commission published a report by DKM Economic Consultants and CSIL Milan entitled 'Ex Post Evaluation of Investment Projects Co-Financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cohesion Fund (CF) in the period 1994-1999, Dublin Waste Water Treatment".

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  • August 2012

    Ex Post Evaluation of M1 Motorway

    The European Commission published a report by DKM Economic Consultants and CSIL Milan entitled 'Ex Post Evaluation of Investment Projects Co-Financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cohesion Fund (CF) in the period 1994-1999, M1 Motorway".

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  • May 2012

    An Assessment of the Economic Rationale for Altering the Structure of the Irish Household Waste Collection Market

    This study for the Irish Waste Management Association (IWMA) analysed in detail the economic, market and competition impacts of a proposed restructuring of the market for household waste collection services, including vertical and horizontal integration issues.

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  • April 2012

    The Irish Construction Industry in 2012

    A report entitled "The Irish Construction Industry in 2012" was produced by DKM Economic Consultants for the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland.

    The report provides a detailed analysis on the current state of the construction industry in Ireland and provides a preliminary assessment for 2013. It is estimated that construction output will amount to just €7.5 billion in 2012, having peaked at close to €39 billion or almost 25% of GNP in 2006. The total number of persons employed by the sector is around 150,000, which includes indirect employment i.e. those companies supplying the construction sector. The last time total employment was around 150,000 was in 1997.

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  • February 2012

    The Economic Benefits of the Development of Bioenergy in Ireland

    DKM Economic Consultants and RPS Consulting Engineers have completed a report entitled "The Economic Benefits from the Development of Bioenergy in Ireland to meet 2020 Targets", which was commissioned by the Irish BioEnergy Association (IrBEA) and Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).

    The report examines the potential economic benefits of developing the bioenergy industry to meet the Government's 2020 targets under the EU's Renewable Energy Directive. There is a detailed economic analysis provided on each of the bioenergy sectors in 2020, including Biomass Heat/CHP, Co-firing, Waste to Energy, Anaerobic Digestion, Landfill Gas, Municipal Sewage Gas and Biofuels.

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  • January 2012

    Ex Post Evaluation of European Investment Projects

    The European Commission published the inception report by DKM with CSIL Milan of the 'Ex Post Evaluation of Investment Projects' that were co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cohesion Fund (CF) in the period 1994-1999’. Further reports are due to be published as part of this project in the coming months.

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  • December 2011

    The Economic and Social Contribution of Clann Credo - The Social Investment Fund

    This report studies the economic and social contribution of Clann Credo and while also estimating the economic importance of the wider Social Enterprise and Community Business (SECB) sector.

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  • June 2011

    Economic implications of a retrospective ban of 'upward only' rent reviews

    DKM Economic Consultants was commissioned by the Irish Association of Investment Managers (IAIM) to write a factual and robust report which sets out the economic consequences of a retrospective ban on upward only rent reviews.

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  • October 2010

    Review of the Construction Industry 2009 and Outlook 2010 - 2012

    This report provides a review of the construction industry in 2009 and an outlook on the period 2010 - 2012

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  • March 2010

    Potential Extension of Natural Gas and Related Services in Northern Ireland - Feasibility Study Summary Report

    The Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment, (DETI) in conjunction with the Utility Regulator commissioned Fingleton McAdam in August 2009 to carry out a feasibility study and high level cost benefit analysis (CBA) to determine at a strategic level the technical and economic feasibility of bringing gas to towns in the North-West and West of Northern Ireland. The study has focused on the following towns, all of which have a population of greater than 3,000 people: Strabane, Omagh, Magherafelt, Cookstown, Dungannon and Enniskillen. It also considers the potential for large industrial users adjacent to proposed routes.

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  • Economic Importance of Engineers

    This study profiles and focuses on professional engineers and engineering technicians and assesses their economic contribution on an all island basis.

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  • October 2009

    Economic Impact of the Arts, Culture and Creative Sectors

    The Department of Arts, Sport & Tourism commissioned DKM Economic Consultants to produce a report that presents authoritative figures for 2008 on the economic impacts of the arts, culture and creative sectors in Ireland.

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  • September 2009

    Review of the Construction Industry 2008 and Outlook 2009 - 2011

    This report provides a review of the Construction industry in 2008 and an outlook on the period 2009 - 2011.

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  • Jobs and Infrastructure - A Plan for National Recovery

    Submission to the Government by Construction Industry Council

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  • October 2008

    Croke Park Social, Economic, Business and Environmental Influences

    A study of the local regional and national impacts of the Croke Park sports stadium, Dublin. This multidisciplinary project, project managed by DKM, analysed the social, economic, business and environmental influences/effects of the stadium and its interactions with the local community and the city as a whole.

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  • September 2008

    Review of the Construction Industry 2007 and Outlook 2008 - 2010

    This report provides a review of the Construction industry in 2007 and an outlook on the period 2008 - 2010.

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  • Economic Assessment of a Regulated Casino Gaming Sector

    The Gaming & Leisure Association of Ireland (GLAI) commissioned DKM Economic Consultants to produce an independent economic analysis of a regulated casino gaming sector in Ireland, looking forward to 2020, to cover both the land-based and online sectors. The report was sponsored by A&L Goodbody Solicitors and Mazars Accountants.

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  • February 2008

    Shannon LNG - Economic Benefits to the Irish Economy

    The proposed Shannon LNG terminal between Tarbert and Ballylongford on the Shannon estuary is projected to come on-stream in late 2012. It will import natural gas in liquid form by ship, store it and regasify it for supply into Ireland, to complement supplies through the UK-Ireland interconnectors and indigenous sources.

    DKM were commissioned by Shannon LNG to assess the socio-economic benefits to Ireland of the project.

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  • September 2007

    Review of the Construction Industry 2006 and Outlook 2007 - 2009

    This report provides a review of the Construction industry in 2006 and an outlook on the period 2007 - 2009.

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  • October 2006

    Management Fees and Service Charges Levied on Owners of Property in Multi-Unit Dwellings

    The overall objective of the study is to develop policy recommendations which ensure that consumers’ rights are protected while at the same time improving regulation of the sector and delivering a more competitive market. A consumer checklist is also prepared covering the key issues for potential buyers of properties in such complexes.

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  • September 2006

    Review of the Construction Industry 2005 and Outlook 2006 - 2008

    This report provides a review of the Construction industry in 2005 and an outlook on the period 2006 - 2008.

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  • March 2006

    The Economic Impact of Small Business in Ireland

    The purpose of this study is to establish the size, profile and contribution to the national economy of the small business sector in Ireland, and how these have changed over time.

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  • November 2004

    Volunteers and Volunteering in Ireland

    This report analyses the results of international research on the economic and social implications of volunteering. This includes our own estimate of the replacement costs of the work done by volunteers in Ireland.

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  • November 2003

    Where have all the houses gone?

    The period 1990 - 2003 witnessed record-breaking growth in the Irish construction industry, in particular in the house-building sector. The most frequently cited explanation for the housing boom was the growing population, aided by large-scale immigration.

    Purely demographic changes can only partially explain developments in the housing market. This report argues that too much has been made of purely demographic explanations for what happened in Ireland.

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