Downward curve: Western Australia is seeing a slowdown in mining. Photograph: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

The number of Irish people returning to live in their native country last year was a lot lower than many anticipated. Just 12,100 Irish moved back in (...)

In Brisbane: Richard Donovan with wife Patricia and son Michael. They will all be back in Tipperary in September.

Richard Donovan had always wanted to see Australia, so when activity at the civil-works company he worked for began to slow, in early 2008, it seemed (...)

Meat exports have fallen from €15m to just €58,000.  Photograph: iStockphoto

Irish food exports to Russia effectively ground to a halt in the first six months of 2015, dropping by 75 per cent, as Moscow’s trade war with the We(...)

Retail sales jumped 11.6 per cent in July, the largest monthly rise in 10 years, as new car sales benefitted from the introduction of 152 number plat(...)

CSO numbers reveal average weekly earnings  rose in most sectors of the economy over the past 12 months.

IT staff are benefitting most from the upturn in the economy while thos e in construction are being paid less than they were a year ago. The latest ea(...)

Almost 40,000 people with a third-level qualification emigrated from Ireland in the 12 months to April. Photograph: Thinkstock

When the Government published its first diaspora policy in March this year, encouraging emigrants who had left the country in their droves to retur(...)

The number of Irish people leaving Ireland remains high, despite improvements in the economy and a fall in unemployment. Figures published by t(...)

House price inflation in Dublin has slowed to under 10 per cent for the first time in two years as new lending restrictions appear to be cooling the (...)

More than 8,700 days were lost to industrial disputes in the second quarter of 2015, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).  Photo: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

More than 8,700 days were lost to industrial disputes in the second quarter of 2015, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO)(...)

Some 51,000 additional claims have been received – an average of more than 5,300 per week – since application forms were issued in mid-June. Photograph: Getty Images

Welfare authorities are under pressure to process tens of thousands of applications from families for much-needed help with back-to-school costs. The (...)