The spread between Ireland’s 10-year benchmark government bond and German security of a similar maturity has dropped to 57 basis points from 298 basis points just over two years ago

Ireland’s bond rally has already allowed it to shed the stigma attached to the euro-region’s weakest members. Next stop: joining the area’s strongest(...)

Housing on the northside of Dublin: “The price of property and land is not overly cheap by international standards, even after the collapse in the 2008-2012 period.” Photograph: Frank Miller

It’s holiday season and families all around Ireland have been flying in their droves from Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports. Most will have their mind(...)

More than 6,200 mortgage loans, valued at €1.08 billion, were drawn down in the second quarter of this year. Photo: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The number of mortgages drawn down in the second quarter of 2015 jumped 30.1 per cent when compared to the same period last year. According to new fig(...)

Dermot O’Leary estimates exports will account for 1.6 percentage points of the total growth this year.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Stockbroking firm Goodbody expects the Republic’s economy to grow by 5.5 per cent this year, ahead of the 4.3 per cent it previously forecast. Goodbod(...)

Ratings agency Fitch is expected to publish its latest ratings upgrade on Ireland on Friday evening, on the back of strong economic data. In its last(...)

A file image showing Iarnród Éireann taking delivery of a new intercity railcar carriage in 2011. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Train unions representing staff in Iarnród Éireann have said they will strongly oppose proposals put forward by the EU Commission that the contract to(...)

Kieran Mulvey, chief executive of the Labour Relations Commission attends talks in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has no plans to deregulate the entire bus market but the process of putting out to tender 10 per cent of Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann rou(...)

Labour Relations Commission  chief executive Kieran Mulvey said every effort would be made to resolve  issues between Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus and workers’ unions before the end of the week.  Further strikes at the bus companies are scheduled this  Friday and Saturday. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

New talks aimed at averting further strikes at Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann scheduled to take place on Friday and Saturday are likely to continue for a (...)

Dublin Bus drivers pictured marching in The annual May Day Demonstration organised by the Dublin Council of Trade Unions. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

New talks are to take place in a bid to avert a second planned bus strike by staff at Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann which is scheduled to take place next(...)

Bus Eireann coaches parked in Phibsboro Bus Depot during a 48 hour strike by Siptu and the National Bus and Rail Union members in Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann. Normal services resumed on Sunday.

As Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus services returned to normal on Sunday after a 48-hour work stoppage, business leaders maintained that the strike had had(...)