Separate CSO figures, released earlier this week, puts the State’s unemployment rate 9.5 per cent, the lowest level in six years. Photograph:  Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The number of people signing on the Live Register fell again last month as conditions in the labour market continue to improve. Figures from the Cen(...)

Martin Callinan with Alan Shatter: on March 25th, 2014, the garda commissioner retired with no notice for “family reasons”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Fine Gael-Labour Coalition has been forced to endure repeated policing crises since coming to office. A minister for justice has gone, a Garda com(...)

Unemployment rose slightly last month for the first time in over two years. Official figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) suggest the num(...)

The price for a standard semi-detached house in Dublin is now €362,500

One in four homeowners say they plan to move property in the next year, according to new research commissioned by KBC Bank. The desire to move stems (...)

Some 28 per cent of people from non-white ethnic backgrounds reported discrimination. Photograph: Thinkstock

People from non-white ethnic backgrounds were more than twice as likely to report that they had felt discriminated against than people from white ethn(...)

A huge loss for society

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) in its annual estimates of population change and movement provides some valuable insights. CSO figures in the year(...)

Closures: 140 Garda stations were closed nationwide in 2012-13. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The death of 62-year-old John O’Donoghue, who suffered a heart attack after discovering intruders at his home in Doon, Co Limerick, has reignited the (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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(...)