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(...)

According to figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), 65,709 new private cars were taxed for the first time between January and April.

The number of new cars on our roads rose 28.5 per cent over the first four months compared to the same period last year. According to figures from t(...)

The ESRI’s study posits the notion that in 2004 Ireland was relatively new to immigration but by 2010 employers would have been more used to hiring foreign workers.

Reported discrimination against foreign nationals seeking work in Ireland fell during the recession, new research has found.On the surface, the find(...)

Independent TD Tom Fleming

Approximately 25 per cent of young people between 18 and 35 years were unemployed, Independent TD Tom Fleming told the Dáil.“This figure does not incl(...)