The Irish economy has grown by 0.4pc since the recession ended in 2011, but it remains the slowest among advanced economies.
With Ireland still struggling with the fallout from the financial crisis, the country’s economy is still the second slowest of all.
The economy grew by 0,824,000 in the three months to June 2017, according to the latest figures from the National Statistics Office (ONS).
That is less than 0.5pc of GDP.
The growth is down from 0,919,000 three years ago.
Ireland’s unemployment rate was 7.9pc in the year to March.
The government has pledged to raise the rate from its current level of 8.5 per cent.
The economy grew 0.3pc in 2016.