Latest projections indicate the family income supplement will be paid to more than 50,000 families in respect of more than 100,000 children this year. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government is on course to spend a record €350 million this year on subsidising the income of thousands of families in low-paid work, latest proje(...)

New Irish citizens at a citizenship ceremony in 2013. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Nigerian citizens were the largest single group among those who received Irish citizenship in 2013, according to figures by Eurostat. Nigerian citize(...)

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment Paudie Coffey. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Irish Water provisions, which ensure a house cannot be sold until charges are paid, have been introduced to bring “clarity and certainty for landlords(...)

Greece is due to repay €1.6 billion to the IMF by the end of June. The monetary fund has lent more to Athens than any other borrower — contributing nearly one-third of the total its owes.
Greece: the key numbers

The Greek Prime Minister’s package of economic reforms have raised hopes of a deal being reached to stop the country leaving the euro. Here are(...)

Together both alcohol and tobacco in Ireland costs 70 per cent more than the EU average price. Photograph: Thinkstock.

Alcohol and tobacco prices in Ireland are the most expensive in the European Union, according to a Eurostat survey. Together both alcohol and tobacco(...)

The ECB expects euro zone inflation to rise to 1.5 per cent in 2016 and 1.8 per cent, about at its target, in 2017

The euro zone economy returned to inflation in May, the European Union’s statistics office Eurostat confirmed on Tuesday, as more expensive food, toba(...)

BWG group chief executive Leo Crawford, Edward Nolan of Nolan’s Seafood and Willie O’Byrne, managing director of BWG Foods. photograph: shane o’neill / fennells

More than 150 suppliers, indigenous and multinational, will descend on the Convention Centre in Dublin this Wednesday, to access up to 1,000 retailers(...)

Earlier this week the Commission for Energy Regulation gave the green light to Panda Power to become the fifth supplier of domestic electricity in the Republic. Photograph: Getty Images

A recycling company called after a Chinese bear has entered the electricity market promising to supply only green energy to Irish consumers at a disco(...)

Panda plans to invest €40m in “phase one” of its energy rollout, and has promised to supply green electricity produced from renewable energy sources. Photograph: Getty Images

An electricity price war is set to be sparked by waste management company Panda which is entering the energy market and offering a discounted tariff t(...)

According to data released to mark the International Day of Families, 52.7 per cent of first time Irish mums were aged 30-39 in 2013, making Irish women some of the oldest mothers in Europe. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish first-time mothers are among the oldest mums in Europe according to figures released on Friday by Eurostat. The average age for an Irish woman t(...)