In the case of loans for house purchase, repayments exceeded drawdowns by €2.1 billion over the 12 months to end-April. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Household loan repayments exceeded drawdowns by €283 million during April, according to new figures released by the Central Bank. This follows a mont(...)

The figures show overall loans to households, which includes mortgages, decreased by 3.2 per cent in the 12 months to March.

Non-mortgage lending to Irish households rose again last month, marking the first consecutive month-on-month increase since 2008, with one expert link(...)

The turnover index for manufacturing industries was 1.4 per cent higher than in January, and 24.3 per cent up on February 2014.

Industrial production rose by more than 18 per cent in February, with the annual figure showing a 31.5 per cent rise. That was the the eighth d(...)

Dublin dole queue: jobless rate is likely to have fallen slightly to 10 per cent. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Watch out for politicians dining out on positive news this week, as a slew of economic indicators is expected to tell a pretty upbeat tale.A snapshot (...)

Monthly production figures provide key gauge of the economy’s underlying health. Photographer: Giuseppe Aresu/Bloomberg News

Output from Irish-based factories rose 4 per cent in November, suggesting the State’s economic recovery is continuing to gain momentum.The latest mont(...)

The sector with the largest monthly   decrease in November was books, newspapers and stationary, where sales fell by 2.3 per cent. Photo: Getty images

The volume of retail sales rose by increased by 0.2 per cent in November when compared with October 2014, and were up 4.7 per cent on an annual bas(...)

 Ireland’s trade surplus narrowed by 8 per cent to €2.9 billion in October, according to the Central Statistics Office. Photo: Bloomberg

Ireland’s trade surplus narrowed by 8 per cent to €2.9 billion in October, according to the Central Statistics Office, as exports declined and imports(...)

Loans to Irish households fell in October, driven by a €249 million decline in mortgage lending, according to new statistics from the Central Bank.

Loans to Irish households fell in October, driven by a €249 million decline in mortgage lending, according to new statistics from the Central Bank. Th(...)

Irish bond yields may be at record lows, but an analysis of credit default swaps (CDS), which insure against Irish government debt default, shows that(...)

Exports of chemicals and related products returned to growth this year, advancing by 0.5 per cent in the year to September to € 38.8bn.

Exports fell by 4 per cent, or € 323 million from August to September, pushing the trade surplus down, also by 4 per cent, to €3.3 billion.According t(...)