Limerick Economic Monitor - October 2020

Limerick’s resilience has come to the fore during COVID-19, with key indicators from the second of this year’s biannual Limerick Economic Monitors reflecting well on the city and county’s ability to ride out the pandemic.

The EY-DKM monitor published today shows that while the Limerick economy has, like the rest of the country, been heavily impacted by the pandemic, there are positive signs for the city, county and region. Among the key indicators is the recovery of footfall in the city centre, with Limerick at 78% of pre pandemic levels, compared to Dublin’s O’Connell St (50%), with Galway and Cork still only at 39.5% and 29% respectively for their city centres.