The average for workers in full-time and part-time employment was 40.7 and 18.6 hours per week respectively

The number of people employed in the Irish economy has risen by more than 400,000 since the low point of the crash in 2012. The rapid turnaround was (...)

Patrick Nevin (37):  attacked three women in the space of 11  days. File photograph: Collins

Tech companies must take responsibility for the use of their apps by sexual predators and not leave it up to women to take extra measures to keep them(...)

The Central Statistics Office’s latest Labour Force Survey, the most accurate indicator of employment trends, suggested that the participation rate among potential workers here rose slightly to 62 per cent in the first quarter of 2019.

The percentage of “prime-age” workers employed in the Republic is now higher than at any other time, a testament to the current strength of the labour(...)

Sexual offences: the first quarter saw a 10 per cent rise from 2,938 to 3,231. Photograph: iStock

More detailed and consistent information is needed to help better understand and respond to rising rates of sexual crime in the State, the Dublin Rape(...)

The wholesale price of dairy products dropped by 5 per cent in May compared to the same month last year.

The price of goods leaving factories in May was down 6.3 per cent compared with the same month last year, new figures show. The wholesale price index(...)

Facebook in Dublin. Most of the foreign multinationals in Ireland today are primarily here because of the availability of the skilled labour they need. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Problems with the data on Irish economic performance and growth, distorted as they are by foreign multinational activity, has been a reoccurring theme(...)

The CSO published geographical profiles on income in the Republic related to the year 2016 on Thursday. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

Households in Malahide, Co Dublin, enjoy the highest median incomes of any towns with a population of 10,000 or more in the State, the Central Statist(...)

In the first three months of the year planning permissions were granted for 7,493 homes, down from 7,766 a year earlier. Photograph: iStock

Planning permission for apartments shot up by almost 33 per cent in the first quarter, although a significant fall in permissions for houses caused th(...)

More than 8.6 million outbound trips were undertaken by Irish residents lin 2018, up 5.8 per cent on 2017.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

People living in Ireland spent almost €5 billion on foreign holidays last year, according to official data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). (...)

The rise of the image-conscious Irish male is being blamed for a national shortage of barbers. File photograph: Getty Images

The rise of the image-conscious Irish male is being blamed for a national shortage of barbers, with the Government being urged to bring in overseas ha(...)

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