Facing down differences: employers with diverse teams believe it gives them a competitive edge. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

We might like to think of ourselves as a tolerant race but there’s evidence to suggest that Irish people may not be as welcoming as they would like to(...)

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan: ‘If people were more active in the switching market, it might keep banks on their toes and we would encourage that.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

As many as 15,000 holders of standard variable-rate (SVR) mortgages could see their repayments fall by more than €1,000 a year simply by switching (...)

Retail sales volumes increased by 0.5 per cent last month, and are up 11.9 per cent on an annual basis, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

Retail sales volumes increased by 0.5 per cent last month, and are up 11.9 per cent on an annual basis, according to new figures from the Central Stat(...)

Property prices rose again last month despite the introduction of new lending restrictions aimed at cooling the market. The latest Central Statistics (...)

Gerry Quinn, TUI president and Philip Irwin, ASTI president with secondary school teachers at Newpark Comprehensive. Newtownpark Ave, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, at a picket  over planned junior cycle reforms earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The number of days lost due to industrial disputes in the first three months of the year were higher than for the whole of 2010, 2011 and 2012 combine(...)

On the increase: more than 40,000 jobs have been created in Ireland over the past year. Photograph: Marc Gutierrez/FRF/Getty

So give us the figures The big headline in this week’s data was the drop of the unemployment rate below 10 per cent, according to the Central Statisti(...)

Britain still ranks as Ireland’s main food export destination and by some way, accounting for nearly 40 per cent of all food exports.   Photograph: Bloomberg

In the space of three weeks last September, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan changed his growth forecast for the economy three times.It was a test(...)

A survey has found that 23 per cent of people in Dublin do not to lock their front door.  Photograph: Getty Images.

A fifth of Irish people rely on neighbours and family to look after their unattended house rather than buying an alarm, new research has shown.A surve(...)

A spike in pharmaceutical exports saw the value of Ireland’s export trade jump to over €9 billion in March - its highest level in 13 years .Pharmaceut(...)

Insurance companies who had engaged in a bidding war over the last few years have had to increase premiums to return to profitability.

There was mixed news for Irish motorists contained within the pages of the latest inflation report from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). One of th(...)