The number of claimants on the Live Register continues to fall as recovery drives more people back to work. Figures from the Central Statistics Offic(...)

 Dorothea Dowling, Chairperson, MIAB, at the launch of the Motor Insurance Advisory Board report in 2002.  Photograph: Eric Luke

It seems that rapidly escalating motor insurance premium charges are about to create a similar crisis to that faced in 1998 which led to the Motor (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said a strategy could be drafted by the Minister for Justice and the Garda Commissioner. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Taoiseach has said he hopes a plan can be drafted to deal with the criminal gangs burgling houses and attacking homeowners throughout the country.(...)

House prices in the capital rose by 3 per cent in August while apartment prices were up 0.3 per cen

Residential property prices rose by 2.3 per cent from July to August and were up 9.5 per cent on an annual basis, according to new figures published b(...)

Unemployment has hit a new six-year low of 9.4 per cent as conditions in the labour market continue to improve. The latest official figures indicate t(...)

Retail sales volumes decreased by 4 per cent last month, when compared with July 2015, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

The recovery in consumer spending remains on track, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office, which show a 9.3 per cent rise in th(...)

Two years ago, Cork historian Barry Keane came across a home office file in the UK national archives, HO 317/78, “Activities of named paid informants (...)

The Central Bank has concerns about the level of awards made to claimants Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / The Irish Times

Insurers will have to set aside significantly more reserves to cover car-crash, workplace injuries and other claims as compensation payouts surge, acc(...)

In the 12 months to April,  35,300 Irish nationals left the country, down 13 per cent on the previous year. Photograph: Thinkstock

More than one in six Irish-born people are now living abroad, the highest share of any country in the OECD. New analysis from the Organisation for Ec(...)

Conflicting emotions: the emotional pull is strong, but there are sensible reasons to stay away. Photograph: Peter Walton/Getty

As Irish politics returns to its boom-era totems of lower taxes and higher spending, the Taoiseach has recently commented said that emigrants had b(...)