Retail sales fell modestly in October, but remain substantially higher than a year ago. Photo: PA

Retail sales fell modestly in October, but remain substantially higher than a year ago, pointing towards positive consumer trends according t(...)

One Family chief executive Karen Kiernan:  “It is unacceptable to continue to sentence a generation of children to a lifetime of poverty and poor life chances.”  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The proportion of people at risk of poverty has increased, with single parents and their children suffering the highest rates of deprivation(...)

Some 140,000 children are living in consistent poverty.

Almost 140,000 children in Ireland are living in consistent poverty and one-parent families are twice as likely to be living in poverty as the (...)

Figures show that of the 85,724 foreign nationals aged 15 years and over who were allocated PPS numbers in 2014, 29,637 had employment.

Just over one-third of foreign nationals assigned Personal Public Service (PPS) numbers last year were in employment, new figures show. Th(...)

Weekly earnings in the private sector rose 3.6 per cent from €604.50 to €626.07 in the year to the end of September

Average weekly earnings rose by 2.7 per cent in the year to the end of September, increasing from €670.53 to €688.80, new figures show. Re(...)

View from slopes of Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo. Photograph: Joe Cornish/Riser/Getty.

The number of tourists visiting Ireland is set to hit record heights in 2015 with more than 7.4 million arriving in the first 10 months of the year be(...)

The new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CS0) show house prices in Dublin climbed by 1 per cent last month.

The average cost of a home in the Republic climbed by 1.6 per cent in October according to the latest official figures. The prices are now 7.6 per cen(...)

An update of monthly Central Statistics Office figures shows the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in October was 8.9 per cent, down from the previously reported 9.3 per cent. (Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIMES)

The construction and industrial sectors delivered the most new jobs as a 59,400 increase in the number of full-time posts helped bring the unemployme(...)

Single-earner families and working single parents on an average annual wage could not secure a two-bedroom property within the Dublin 1 to 24 postcodes for €900 a month. Photograph: thinkstock

One-salary families are being squeezed out of the rental market in Dublin because of high rents, a search of the country’s two biggest property web(...)

Exports of medical and pharmaceutical products grew by 14 to €2.3 billion

The value of Irish exports fell by 4 per cent to €8.26 billion in September while imports dropped by 3 per cent to €4.92 billion, figures from the Ce(...)