A revision of data for 2014 by the Central Statistics Office found the economy grew at a faster rate than previously recorded. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government faces the prospect of a clamour to increase both tax cuts and public spending in the October budget after new data said the economic re(...)

Construction is included in the industrial activity which has seen a year-on-year rise

Ireland’s economy grew by more than 6 per cent in the first three months of the year compared with the same period in 2014, new figures reveal. While(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: the CSO data reopens scope for political pressure to increase the recovery dividend. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

In Government Buildings on Thursday morning, it took three ranking figures from the Central Statistics Office the best part of an hour to explain a ca(...)

New numbers likely to spur calls for larger budget package from Michael Noonan Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Economists were quick to upgrade their growth forecasts after new figures this morning showed the Irish economy expanding at an annualised rate of 6.5(...)

GDP grew 1.4 per cent in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the final quarter of 2014. But GNP, which strips out the impact of multinational profit flows, declined 0.8 per cent quarter-on-quarter

Ireland’s economy grew by more than 6 per cent in the first three months of the year compared with the same period in 2014, new figures reveal. (...)

Ciarán Lynch: Mario Draghi blamed comments by the inquiry chairman  for the withdrawal of the offer. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Fresh divisions have erupted between the Oireachtas banking inquiry and the European Central Bank (ECB) over its refusal to answer to the committee. (...)

The Central Bank’s assessment of economic conditions is cautiously positive. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Central Bank is increasingly confident about the force of Ireland’s economic recovery but it has clear concerns about fiscal policy as the Governm(...)

Central Bank chief economist Gabriel Fagan, and Gillian Phelan, head of monetary policy, at the press conference on the Central Bank’s Quarterly Bulletin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Central Bank has questioned the economic case for an expansionary budget next year, saying there is no need for fiscal policy to support activity(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton TD and Taoiseach and Fine Gael: the country’s deficit and debt levels will now be a little higher than foreseen. Photograph: RollingNews.ie

Eurostat’s ruling on Irish Water may prove to be more material in the political rather than the economic sense, but it still marks a big setback for t(...)

Employers group Ibec said steps were needed to cut the higher marginal tax rate and the number of workers who pay it. It also called for an overhaul of childcare. Photograph: Getty Images

Business lobby Ibec has called on the Government to boost capital expenditure next year by €1 billion and ease the income tax burden on higher earners(...)