The Irish economy has reversed the losses of the last decade.
A new report says the country will reach full employment again by the end of next year.
Goodbody say rapid growth in construction and consumer spending will push demand beyond previous forecasts.
In its latest quarterly Irish Economy Health Check, it says unemployment will fall to just 5% in late 2018.
It says we may need to start relying on immigrant labour to maintain momentum.
Goodbody is also raising its forecasts in 2017 to 4.5% and in 2018 to 4.3%.
It says as domestic spending returns to its previous 2007 peak, this will end "the lost decade" that followed the property crash.