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(...)

Ireland’s fertility rate, at 2.01 live births per woman (in 2012), was the highest in the EU (along with France), but it is still below the population replacement level of 2.1 per cent.

Ireland has the highest proportion of children in the European Union, according to a new report.Last year, the proportion of children in Ireland (coun(...)

The data from Europe’s official gatherer of statistics say that, in the final quarter of 2014, prices were 16.3 per cent higher than in the same period in 2013.

Irish house prices were back in the news yesterday, with figures from Eurostat showing that property prices here rose faster than anywhere else in the(...)

The figures show that the rate at which Irish house prices increased was by far the fastest in the EU last year

Irish house prices were the fastest rising in the European Union last year, according to new figures published on Wednesday. Data from Eurostat(...)

The Irish standard of living between 1960 and 1990 changed little relative to the average of the EU 15. Measured in terms of GDP per head (GNP for Ire(...)

A lengthy delay in the Eurostat decision could mean the Government having to take Irish Water spending in to Government spending for 2015, pushing up the deficit. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish Water has been provisionally classified as being on the Government balance sheet by the Central Statistics Office, pending a decision by Eurosta(...)

Chief executive of the Irish Refugee Council Sue Conlon (second right) introduces  President Michael D Higgins to  Vera Akpotor and Abreza Mehrabi at the official opening of the Irish Refugee Council Independent Law Centre  in Dublin in 2012. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Department of Justice has described the resignation of Irish Refugee Council from the Government working group on direct provision as “regrettable(...)

Overall, Irish hourly labour costs showed a decline of 0.2 per cent compared with 2013,

  Labour costs in Ireland fell in 2014, new estimates from Eurostat have shown, making the country one of seven in the EU to show a downwa(...)

Eurostat said unadjusted imports fell 6 per cent in annual terms in January to €140.3 billion while exports were almost unchanged at €148.2 billion.

Euro zone imports dropped year-on-year in January while exports remained flat, boosting the single currency area’s trade surplus, data from the Europe(...)