The majority of DKM reports are produced on a confidential basis, but here is a sample of our reports that are in the public domain.
A report entitled "The SME Lending Market in Ireland and Comparisons with European Experience" was produced by DKM Economic Consultants for the Irish Banking Federation (IBF).
The report examines the evidence in regard to SME lending and access to funds for Irish SMEs. Also examined is the basis for evaluating the credit experience of Irish SMEs in comparison to the experience of SMEs in other countries.
A DKM Economic Consultants report entitled “The Arab World - Long Term Economic Prospects & Opportunities for Ireland" was launched by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD in front of a large attendance at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin.
The report was commissioned in 2012 by the Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce (AICC) to identify opportunities for greater economic cooperation between Ireland and 21 Arab nations in the Middle East and North Africa. Arab countries are home to half of the world's known oil reserves and 30% of natural gas reserves.
The report takes medium and longer term views of the potential for growth in trade between Ireland and the Arab countries, identifying the development of future demand. By analysing demographic and economic trends, the report maps the specific areas of demand which will be important and the sectors in Ireland that are best positioned to supply that demand.
The European Commission published a report by DKM Economic Consultants and CSIL Milan entitled 'Ex Post Evaluation of Investment Projects Co-Financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cohesion Fund (CF) in the period 1994-1999, Dublin Waste Water Treatment".
The European Commission published a report by DKM Economic Consultants and CSIL Milan entitled 'Ex Post Evaluation of Investment Projects Co-Financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cohesion Fund (CF) in the period 1994-1999, M1 Motorway".
This study for the Irish Waste Management Association (IWMA) analysed in detail the economic, market and competition impacts of a proposed restructuring of the market for household waste collection services, including vertical and horizontal integration issues.
A report entitled "The Irish Construction Industry in 2012" was produced by DKM Economic Consultants for the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland.
The report provides a detailed analysis on the current state of the construction industry in Ireland and provides a preliminary assessment for 2013. It is estimated that construction output will amount to just €7.5 billion in 2012, having peaked at close to €39 billion or almost 25% of GNP in 2006. The total number of persons employed by the sector is around 150,000, which includes indirect employment i.e. those companies supplying the construction sector. The last time total employment was around 150,000 was in 1997.
DKM Economic Consultants and RPS Consulting Engineers have completed a report entitled "The Economic Benefits from the Development of Bioenergy in Ireland to meet 2020 Targets", which was commissioned by the Irish BioEnergy Association (IrBEA) and Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).
The report examines the potential economic benefits of developing the bioenergy industry to meet the Government's 2020 targets under the EU's Renewable Energy Directive. There is a detailed economic analysis provided on each of the bioenergy sectors in 2020, including Biomass Heat/CHP, Co-firing, Waste to Energy, Anaerobic Digestion, Landfill Gas, Municipal Sewage Gas and Biofuels.
The European Commission published the inception report by DKM with CSIL Milan of the 'Ex Post Evaluation of Investment Projects' that were co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cohesion Fund (CF) in the period 1994-1999’. Further reports are due to be published as part of this project in the coming months.
A DKM Economic Consultants report entitled “The Economic and Social Contribution of Clann Credo – the Social Investment Fund” was launched by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, TD.
Over the past 15 years, Clann Credo – the Social Investment Fund has provided close to €33 million in loan finance to projects throughout the country. Commenting on the report, Ernestine Woelger, of DKM Economic Consultants, said that “the assessment of the total economic impact of Clann Credo assisted enterprises suggests an economic multiplier of 1.32. For every €1 injected into the Irish economy by a Clann Credo client, the Irish economy benefits to the tune of an additional 32 cent.”
Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company published its Master Plan, which provides a blueprint for the future and sets out the proposed development for the harbour estate. DKM Economic Consultants was responsible for analysing the Economic Impact Assessment of the Master Plan.
Operating conditions in the construction industry remain particularly tough...
The Review of the Construction Industry 2009 and Outlook 2010-2012, commissioned by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, provides a comprehensive review of the state of the construction industry in 2009, together with detailed projections of likely trends in the industry for the years 2010-2012.
The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment Northern Ireland (DETI NI) published a Feasibility Study Summary Report, carried out by DKM in association with Fingleton McAdam, on the Potential Extension of Natural Gas and Related Services in Northern Ireland.
The Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism commissioned DKM Economic Consultants to summarise the economic impacts of the arts, culture and creative sectors in Ireland, based on 2008 data. This report focuses on the contributions to GNP of these sectors in addition to employment generated and Exchequer impacts. There is also a section on culture related tourism, followed by future prospects for the arts, culture and creative sectors.
DKM estimates that the direct Value Added of the arts, culture and creative sectors combined in 2008 was €3.1 billion, or 2% of total GNP. When the indirect and induced effects are taken into account, the total Value Added dependent on the arts, culture and creative sectors was €11.8 billion or 7.6% of total GNP in 2008.
Arts and Culture sector employment was 22,400 as of Q1 2009. The induced employment multiplier gives a total number of jobs directly and indirectly dependent on the arts and culture sector of 85,000 (4% of the total workforce). For the arts, culture and creative sectors combined, the equivalent figures are 170,000 and 8.7%.
The Irish construction recession is deepening and the recovery is a long way off….
The Review of the Construction Industry 2008 and Outlook 2009-2011, commissioned by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, provides a comprehensive review of the state of the construction industry in 2008, together with detailed projections of likely trends in the industry for the years 2009-2011.
A Preliminary Construction Forecast for 2009 has been prepared for Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.
This report assesses the prospects of the construction industry in 2009.
Jobs and Infrastructure – A Plan for National Recovery
This report has a vision to save 70,000 jobs over the next three years, maintain highly skilled productive resources in Ireland and deliver necessary infrastructure at excellent value for money for the public benefit, with minimal additional State borrowings.
A report entitled Economic Importance of Engineers in Ireland by DKM Economic Consultants has been published. This report, which was commissioned by Engineers Ireland, highlights the importance and contribution of engineers to the economy of the island of Ireland. It provides a profile of the engineering profession and it also presents, inter alia, an outlook for engineers in Ireland to 2020.
A report entitled Croke Park Social, Economic, Business and Environmental Issues was prepared for Dublin City Council by a consortium led by DKM Economic Consultants.
The study considers the influences and effects Croke Park has on the immediate surroundings and the wider city. It assesses whether the stadium is functioning in the widest sense to the optimal benefit of Dublin's citizens, in particular those in the immediate catchment.
Based on both quantitative and qualitative research, this study developed a set of recommendations for optimising the relationships between the various stakeholders of Croke Park.
The Review of the Construction Industry 2007 and Outlook 2008-2010, commissioned by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, provides a comprehensive review of the state of the Construction Industry in this country in 2007, together with detailed projections of likely trends in the industry for the years 2008-2010.
Economic Assessment of a Regulated Casino Gaming Sector: Ireland 2008-2020, commissioned by the Gaming & Leisure Association of Ireland and sponsored by A&L Goodbody and Mazars, assesses the economic benefits that could flow from a properly regulated land-based and online casino gaming sector in Ireland. The catalyst for the report was the recent publication of Regulating Gaming in Ireland – Report of the Casino Committee by the Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform, which set out recommendations for the regulatory reform of the sector.
Ireland is situated within economic transportation distance of 70% of global gas reserves which at current production levels will last for in excess of 60 years. The proposed Shannon LNG terminal between Tarbert and Ballylongford on the Shannon estuary will make it possible to source natural gas from a diverse range of countries and suppliers, and specifically countries other than those from whom we will source supplies by pipeline.
The facility will be a major addition to Ireland’s energy infrastructure, and is expected to commence operations in late 2012. It will import natural gas in liquid form by ship, store it and regasify it for supply into Ireland, to complement supplies through the UK-Ireland interconnectors and indigenous sources.
Shannon LNG can thus be expected to significantly improve Ireland’s security and diversity of supply, as well as bringing a number of other economic benefits.
The “Review of the Construction Industry 2006 and Outlook 2007-2009”, commissioned by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, provides a comprehensive review of the state of the Construction Industry in this country in 2006, together with detailed projections of likely trends in the industry for the years 2007-2009.
For Dail Eireann Public Accounts Committee.Download PDF
For the National Consumer Agency.Download PDF
Annual report on the Construction Industry for the Department of Environment, Heritage & Local Government.
For Forfas - Ireland's national policy and advisory board for enterprise, trade, science, technology and innovation.
A review of the economic and commercial background to the tolling of the M50 motorway in Dublin, for National Toll Roads.
For VHI Healthcare
For the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Arts, Sport, Tourism, Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.Download PDF
For the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children.Download PDF
A preparatory report for the cost benefit analysis of Cohesion Funded water projects in Ireland, on behalf the Department of Environment, Heritage & Local Government.Download PDF
A report on the housing market for Davy.Download PDF