The value of Irish exports fell by 4 per cent to €9 billion in August while imports rose by 4 per cent to €5.4 billion. This resulted in a trade surp(...)

Official figures on house building in Ireland continue to be out of kilter with the reality on the ground. Photograph: Alan Betson

For nine months now we’ve known that the Government’s housebuilding numbers are bogus and bear little relationship to the number of new homes actually(...)

Ruairi O Siochru from Tralee, Co. Kerry: “People in cities just don’t have time for religion.”

New census data on religion was published by the Central Statistics Office on Thursday. Jenna Clarke-Molloy spoke to people in Trinity College, Dublin(...)

The Titanic Belfast attraction in Northern Ireland. The State’s residents have taken more trips to the North this year, according to the latest statistics. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The State’s residents have taken more trips to the North this year and spent millions more there than they did last year, according to the latest stat(...)

The 2016 census found the majority (80.2 per cent) of the 10,653 Travellers in the labour force are unemployed. Stock image: The Irish Times

More Travellers are going to college but educational attainment among their number “continues to lag significantly behind” that of the general populat(...)

Fr Pierre Pepper delivers mass at St Rynagh’s Roman Catholic Church in the village of Banagher County Offaly in March 2nd, 2015. File photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Offaly is the most Catholic county in Ireland while Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown is the least Catholic, according to new Census data published by the Centra(...)

Shoppers on Dublin’s Grafton Street. Photograph: Davd Sleator/The Irish Times

Prices for consumer goods in Ireland were up by a marginal 0.2 per cent in the twelve months to September. However, on a monthly basis, consumer pri(...)

Houses in Salthill, Galway. The West region showed the greatest price growth in the year to August, rising 15.4 per cent. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Residential property prices in Ireland jumped by 12.2 per cent in the year to August, but are still 25 per cent lower than their highest peak in 2007,(...)

The capital gains tax exemption was  extended by then minister for finance Michael Noonan to the end of 2014, when he shut it down. Photograph: Alan Betson

Christmas is set to come early for canny property investors on the back of a measure in Tuesday’s budget which has brought forward the date property i(...)

President Michael D Higgins being greeted by Minister for Environment   Stephen Dawson in Perth. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Irish emigration to Western Australia has noticeably slowed after a “massive influx” following the collapse of the Irish economy, according to a local(...)