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The Irish Times reports:
Growth in the Irish economy has again confounded expectations, growing by 10.4 per cent year on year in the third quarter of 2017.
The latest quarterly national accounts show gross domestic product (GDP) accelerated by 4.2 per cent in the third quarter alone amid a strong pick-up in personal consumption.
This was nearly eight times the growth rate recorded in the euro zone as a whole for the third quarter.
The figures also show Gross National Product (GNP), which strips out the effects of multinational profit flows, jumped by 11.9 per cent on a quarterly basis.