The jobs recovery is making big inroads into long-term unemployment. That dropped by 29,400 (or 21.1 per cent) between the third quarter of 2014 and 2015. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Ireland’s impressive jobs recovery continues to exceed expectations. After the jobless rate finally dropped below 10 per cent in spring, revised figur(...)

The introduction of the new authority will end centuries of self-regulation by the Law Society and the Bar Council.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Government will shortly advertise a vacancy for the first chief executive of the Legal Services Regulatory Authority after the Cabinet approved am(...)

An update of monthly Central Statistics Office figures shows the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in October was 8.9 per cent, down from the previously reported 9.3 per cent. (Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIMES)

The construction and industrial sectors delivered the most new jobs as a 59,400 increase in the number of full-time posts helped bring the unemployme(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: will bring a memorandum to Cabinet on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

The representative bodies for barristers and solicitors will retain many of their major powers as the Government makes a late push to proceed with a l(...)

Legal reform: The Bar Council will retain its power to refuse membership of the Law Library to barristers in employment, partnerships or new business models. Photograph: Getty Images

The representative bodies for barristers and solicitors have won big concessions in a looming overhaul of legal professions. Both the Bar Council and (...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan presenting Budget 2016 at Government Buildings. Photograph: Eric Luke

The European Commission will give its blessing today to Budget 2016 but the authorities in Brussels are expected to express reservation about the rol(...)

Grafton (owner of Woodie’s DIY): market statement said “the recovery in Irish consumer spending became more broadly based”

Trading statements from an assortment of listed Irish firms and the latest tax data point to a steady improvement in business conditions in the local (...)

  Taoiseach Enda Kenny   at the launch of Enterprise 2025: Ambitious employment targets are predicated on economic growth continuing  without    major interruption to Ireland’s   growth trajectory by  external or internal shock. Photograph:  Chris Bellew/Fennells

The rain was coming down in slats over the Liffey as Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton set out a 10-year jobs master plan at the CHQ compl(...)

Former International Monetary Fund mission chief to Ireland   Ajai Chopr:   He described Mr Trichet’s letter on the eve of the 2010 bailout to the late Brian Lenihan, then finance minister, as a “gratuitous” measure. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The European Central Bank’s controversial stewardship of Ireland’s bailout has been attack ed by former International Monetary Fund mission chief to I(...)

Ms Eaton said the mileage of a motor vehicle is one of its main characteristics which provides information as to its usage and prior history.

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has taken enforcement action against a central Dublin motor dealer for advertising a false mileage (...)