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(...)

Minister of State for Business and Employment Gerald Nash.

The number of people on the Live Register is now at its lowest since March 2009. But while this measure of unemployment is falling, and the growth in (...)

Some 220,000 young people aged 15-35 left the country in the five years to April this year, an exit rate reminiscent of the 1980s.

If the labour market continues to recover at its current rate, unemployment should hit 10.8 per cent before the year is out. This would further(...)

Ireland’s manufacturing sector growth contrasts with the contractions or slowdowns seen in Britain, France, Germany and Italy, a distinction economists put down to strong recovery in Ireland’s main export markets.

Irish manufacturing activity is significantly bucking the euro zone trend, expanding at its fastest rate in 15 years in August, against a backdrop of (...)

For Sale signs at Charlotte Quay Dock apartments, Ringsend Road, Dublin.

House prices outside Dublin are now rising at their fastest rate for seven years, suggesting recovery in the market is no longer confined to the ca(...)

Figures from the CSO show that the impact of the so-called “patent cliff”, caused by big-brand drugs coming off patent, is starting to subside.

FIONA REDDANActivity in Ireland’s manufacturing sector increased by 4.7 per cent in March, buoyed by a strong performance from the high-technology and(...)

Ships in Dublin Port being loaded with goods for export. Photographer: Dara MacDonaill

Rising exports drove Ireland’s trade surplus higher in February, as the impact of the pharma patent cliff continued to subside. Accordin(...)

The rate of unemployment fell to 12.4 per cent in December from 14 per cent a year earlier and 12.5 per cent in November.

in Abu DhabiThe State has a long way to go in its battle against unemployment, despite a 28,000 fall in the numbers signing on last year, Taoiseach En(...)

In Dublin, prices grew by 2.3 per cent last month and are now 15 per cent higher than they were a year ago. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Property prices across the country have climbed dramatically over the past 12 months, with an increase of more than 6 per cent recorded nationally and(...)

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton said there were still far too many people out of work, and that tackling unemployment remained the Government’s number one priority, but said the figures demonstrated steady progress.

The rate of employment growth accelerated during the third quarter of 2013, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office. There (...)