The WDC recently published its analysis of the latest County Incomes and Regional GDP data for 2011 produced by the CSO.
Our analysis shows that regional income disparities began to widen again in 2011 and that the West, Mid-West and Border regions had the largest declines in disposable income per person between 2010 and 2011.
At the same time national output is becoming more regionally concentrated in the stronger regions and the share coming from Dublin and the South West combined rose from 57.2% in 2002 to 59.9% in 2011.
The West has performed relatively well and its national position has strengthened to become the third largest contributor to national output. The Border region however has seen its national role decline, to the second smallest region in output terms.
Download a two page WDC Insights summary here
A more detailed WDC Report, including analysis of county level income figures, is also available here