Ireland’s economy is showing signs of stabilisation. End use energy demand recovered in 2013 for the first time since the 2008 crisis. Total final consumption grew marginally in 2013 to 11 Mtoe driven by higher transportation, residential and commercial demand. However, over six years on from the crisis GDP remains deeply depressed. End use demand is expected to continue recovering from 2015 onwards, but it will not reach pre-recession levels during our forecast period.