“Overall, retail sales have turned a corner and are back on a growth path, although off a very low base”

Irish consumers are more upbeat than ever before, with the level of confidence even surpassing measures taken at the very height of the boom, accordi(...)

Retail sales jumped by 3.3 per cent last month on the back of strong car sales.However, when the volatile motor sector is excluded there was a decreas(...)

Financial industry workers enjoyed the biggest bounce in income last year on the back of more generous bonus payments.Figures from the Central Statist(...)

Overseas trips to Ireland were up by  9.1 per cent in the period November 2014 to January 2015 when compared with the same period 12 months prior

Overseas trips to Ireland were up by more than 123,000, or 9.1 per cent, in the period November 2014 to January 2015 when compared with the same perio(...)

Houses in Gordon Street in Dublin with the Gasworks apartment complex in the background. Figures released on Wednesday by the CSO suggest property prices in Dublin suffered their   biggest monthly fall in three years in January.

Residential property prices fell at their sharpest rate in three years last month with the decline in Dublin put at just under 2 per cent, according t(...)

Unemployment decreased by 15.6 per cent last year, reducing the number of jobless people to 213,600 at year end.This is the tenth quarter in successio(...)

Isme chief Mark Fielding said the national minimum wage, which is currently set at €8.65, had failed in its stated task of addressing poverty.

The national minimum wage should be scrapped, a business lobby group has urged.Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association chief executive Mark Fie(...)

There were 38 maternal deaths between 2009 and 2012, a Maternal Death Enquiry report says.Photograph: Thinkstock

A slew of high-profile controversies involving the health of pregnant patients has caused concern about standards of maternity care in the State. The (...)

There was a 22 per cent rise in the number of maternal deaths in 2010-2012, according to the second report of the Confidential Maternal Death Enquiry. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The number of maternal deaths in Ireland has risen sharply, and the pregnancy-related death rate is now higher than in the UK, according to a new rep(...)

Teachers Claire Grant and Jimmy Kelly picket  Newpark Comprehensive in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Two disputes in the education sector accounted for 54 per cent of the days lost last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Are pent-up pressures for wage increases causing more industrial unrest in the economy? According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the number (...)