The index has stayed above 60 for a year and has not fallen below the 50-point line denoting growth since July 2012.

Ireland’s services sector expanded at a strong pace again in February, driven by rising domestic demand as new business from abroad slowed, a survey s(...)

New orders hit a six-month high of 59.3 last month, according to the index

Irish manufacturing activity rebounded in February to a 15-year high after a relatively weak January as strong new orders helped boost employment in (...)

The new business subindex was 62.8, its lowest level since August

Ireland’s services sector expanded at close to its fastest pace in eight years in January, a survey showed on Wednesday, although the rapid growth in (...)

Irish manufacturing activity expanded at the slowest pace in eight months in January, according to the Investec Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index. Photo: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Irish manufacturing activity expanded at the slowest pace in eight months in January as growth in output and orders at home and from abroad eased, a (...)

Enda Kenny declined to say if the Government would now relax the wage cap. Photograph: Bloomberg

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said Government-imposed banker pay caps are a “constraint,” as the chief executive of state-owned AIB prepares to leave for a (...)

Activity in the Irish services sector expanded again in December, with the rate of job creation hitting the highest level on record, suggesting moment(...)

Manufacturing technicians at Intel’s Clean Room at Intel’s manufacturing facility in Leixlip. Ireland’s manufacturing sector continued to strengthen during December, supported by accelerated rates of growth in new orders and output. (Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times)

Ireland’s manufacturing sector continued to strengthen during December, supported by accelerated rates of growth in new orders and output.According to(...)

Activity in the services sector, which covers businesses from banks to hotels, expanded rapidly in November. Photo: Bloomberg

Irish services sector activity expanded rapidly in November, a survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting that the economy will finish the year with solid(...)

A worker wearing protective gloves separates the copper master disc, left, from a nickel stamper disc in the electroplating bath, used during the manufacturing process of vinyl records by GZ Media. Photographer: Martin Divisek/Bloomberg

Irish manufacturing bucked the trend across Europe posting another strong set of numbers for November as exporters saw new orders flood in at the fast(...)

 Shoppers pass a store offering Black Friday sales on Oxford Street in London, Britain. Police have been called to various supermarkets across Britain after chaos broke out during ‘Black Friday’ late night shopping. Photo: EPA/ANDY RAIN

Retail sales have again bucked the trend of positive indicators surrounding the economy, registering a 0.7 per cent drop in October, primarily on the (...)