The business sector is the most valuable of all the sectors in Ireland, but it has become even more so in recent years as the financial crisis has left many of the firms in the sector struggling financially.
This is despite the fact that most of the sectors are thriving.
The Irish Business Council, the main lobby group representing the sectors, has said that the sector’s value is on the rise, with an increase of 25% in value in the past year.
The latest figures from the Irish Fiscal Commission show that Ireland’s total value of the economy grew by 5.3% to €9.9 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2017.
The sector’s total worth increased by €5.5 trillion to €18.2 trillion.
The number of companies in the Irish economy has grown by 8.5% in the same period, but that is still only an increase in value of 5.1%.
The latest data shows that while the number of firms is increasing, the number still remains very low.
In the latest quarterly numbers, there were 1,632 companies operating in the country, down from 1,871 a year ago.
This is down from 2,029 a year earlier.
The figures also show that a total of €1.5 billion was invested in the business sector in the second quarter of this year, a decline of 7% on the same quarter last year.
This was a significant drop from the previous quarter when €1,817 million was invested.
The increase in investment in the year to March is due to the economic recovery, the fall in the cost of living and an increased demand for services, which is likely to continue.
There are still some major obstacles to growth in the market, however.
The Irish Government announced in March that it would no longer be investing in the sectors of the banking and insurance sectors, and has been looking at how to rein in spending.
The sectors most affected by the downturn are those with large populations, and there is also a shortage of skilled labour.
Many businesses in these sectors, especially those that are in the public sector, have already been forced to cut their wages.
In order to attract investment, these sectors are looking to invest in technology, and to hire more staff.
The Government will have to find a way to fund these new companies, and that will depend on how it decides to make the cuts.
The government has already cut investment in many areas, including infrastructure and education, and in particular, its plans to increase the minimum wage in the new year.