A record 2.3 million people are  now employed in the Irish economy.

The Republic’s booming economy is continuing attract an influx of foreign workers, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). (...)

“If we are to build enough houses, employment in construction will have to increase substantially in the next few years.” Photograph: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg

The most reliable indicator of what is happening in the real economy is the data on employment and unemployment. The new Labour Force Survey, publishe(...)