The Live Register, which also includes part-time and casual workers, fell by 1.3 per cent month on month. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The standardised unemployment rate fell slightly in March as the number of people signing on to the Live Register showed a decline. The latest figures(...)

Human Rights and Equality Commissioner Emily Logan at the launch of the European Network Against Racism Ireland’s new report on racially-motivated incidents in 2014. The body found that there were almost 400 racist incidents recorded in Ireland last year.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Almost 400 racist incidents were recorded in Ireland last year, including 16 racially-motivated assaults, according to a new report.Figures compiled b(...)

Independent TD Tommy Broughan has called for the establishment of a permanent commission  to research levels of pay and wealth in the State as part of his High Pay and Wealth Commission Bill. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

There are huge gaps and unknowns relating to earned income and levels of wealth in the Irish economy, Independent TD Tommy Broughan has told the Dáil.(...)

Retail Sales have increased by 8.2 per cent on an annual basis, but fell 0.2 per cent on a monthly basis.

Retail sales decreased by 0.2 per cent last month, according to provisional figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).However, the figures show(...)

Figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show the Dublin region had the highest average disposable income in per person in 2012. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The income gap between Dublin and rest of the country has begun to rise again after narrowing at the height of the recession.Figures from the Central (...)

The price index for export sales was up 1.3 per cent last month and rose by 7.2 per cent on an annual basis.

Manufacturing prices rose by 5.2 per cent for the year ending February 28th, according to new figures published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO)(...)

There has been a “slight decline” in the number of people who own DVD players.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The concept of “sticking on a DVD” will already seem antiquated to those early adopters who are adept at finding whatever it is they want to watch on (...)

 Younger people see eggs as a healthy food because of the protein content, according to Bord Bia. Photograph: The Irish Times

Egg producers are keeping the sunny side up by more than doubling the value of their exports since 2011, according to the latest figures from the Cent(...)

The value of imports rose by 5 per cent or €241 million to €4.7 billion from January 2014 to the same month this year

Exports fell by 5 per cent or €443 million to €8.3 billion from December to January but were up 15 per cent on an annual basis, according to new figur(...)

Post January sales, the cost of clothing and footwear rose in February.(Photograph:Nick Bradshaw)

Retail prices fell by 0.5 per cent in the year to February 2015, but on a monthly basis, prices actually rose, increasing by 0.6 per cent on Januar(...)