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(...)

Gross domestic product in the 19 countries sharing the euro rose 0.4 per cent quarter-on-quarter for a 1.0 per cent year-on-year rise. (Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters)

A slowdown in Germany weighed on the euro zone in the first quarter, but the bloc’s economy still grew at its fastest in almost two years as cheap fo(...)

Wolfgang Schäuble, German finance minister, and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan at a press conference announcing the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A decision by Eurostat that the new strategic banking corporation should not be taken off the Government balance sheet may have implications for the s(...)

Ireland was the most successful nation in the last year when it came to reducing unemployment according to Eurostat. Picture: Getty Images.

Ireland has recorded the largest drop in European unemployment levels in the last year, according to figure compiled by Eurostat. From March 2014 to M(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan (left) and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin  at a press confernce  after the publication of the spring economic statement. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Central Statistics Office has told Eurostat, the EU statistics agency, that Irish Water should be classified as being off the Government balance (...)

EU economics commissioner Pierre Moscovici: confirmed  the commission had considered concerns raised by Ireland about the calculation of budget rules. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

There was no official response from the European Commission yesterday on Ireland’s spring economic statement but the message coming from Brussels was (...)

Government sources said a Eurostat decision will be factored into October’s budget. The Coalition has insisted that Irish Water will be treated as a semi-State company.

Irish Water’s spending is provisionally included on the Government books until at least 2020 in the figures published yesterday. However this could ch(...)

The study shows that 54 per cent of those classified as part-time workers in Ireland are women, below the EU average of 67 per cent

Almost a quarter of Irish workers are employed on a part-time basis, according to a new study that finds that many would like to work more hours.The E(...)

Local residents and rescue workers help a migrant woman after a boat carrying migrants sank off the island of Rhodes, southeastern Greece, on April 20th, 2015.  Photograph: Argiris Mantikos/AFP/Getty Images

Figures compiled by the International Organisation for Migration show that, as of last Thursday, the Italian Coast Guard, the Italian Navy and commerc(...)

European Union (EU) flags fly outside the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt.  Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Consumer prices in the euro zone rose for the second straight month in March, not enough to pull annual inflation out of negative territory but anothe(...)