The CSO said sales in department stores fell by 4 per cent, while motor trades were down 2.7 per cent

Retail sales in March fell 2.1 per cent compared with February as a result of poor car sales. New figures from the Central Statistics Office show th(...)

In 2014, one in eight children in Ireland (11.2 per cent) were in consistent poverty. File photograph: Getty Images

Amid the upbeat headline figures in the latest Measuring Ireland’s Progress report are ominous indications of inequality and continuing high levels o(...)

Nationally, property prices rose by 7.4 per cent in the twelve months to March 2016, figures show, down from an increase of 16.8 per cent in the same period to March 2015. (Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

Irish property prices rose by 7.4 per cent in the year to March, figures published by the Central Statistics Office on Tuesday show, with growth stil(...)

Consumer Price Index: gives an insight into how Irish families have changed their eating habits, their houses and how they entertain themselves

Pressure cookers, woks, ice-cream cakes, milk of magnesia, wallpaper borders. Remember the days when these were all regular items on the typical Irish(...)

Once all of the data has been captured and checked, it will be analysed and published early next year

The collection of census forms will get under way today, and enumerators will continue to collect forms until May 23rd, the Central Statistics Office (...)

Ictu’s Patricia King Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The_Irish_Times

The head of Ireland’s largest trade union movement has called on companies to use increasing profit margins to rectify “wage stagnation and wage cuts”(...)

Ireland’s health service got proportionately more than the NHS in Britain and about four times the share enjoyed by the health systems of Greece and Slovakia

Ireland spends the largest share of government expenditure on health of any country in the EU, according to new figures. Government expenditure on un(...)

Last year in Ireland, almost 4,000 children were born to parents who live together but are not married.

I’ve been “single” for almost three decades. So has my partner. Some may say he has been lucky, but our children never got to be part of a “family” or(...)

CSO figures suggesting just over €11m worth of beef was shipped to China last year and €9m the previous year are  a mistake it seems. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Several high-profile food scandals, including the horsemeat debacle here, have heightened public anxiety about the provenance of certain foods. So it’(...)

Opened in 1996, the Blanchardstown Centre, situated on 85 acres, includes 1.25 million square feet of retail and retail warehousing.

Green Property has called for final bids tomorrow for the Blanchardstown Centre, its crown jewel asset, with three contenders remaining in the race fo(...)