Exports to Britain fell by 3 per cent or €441 million to €14.1 billion last year while imports rose 5 per cent or €811 million to €18.3 billion

Exports jumped to their highest level on record last year, rising by 15 per cent to €140 billion. New figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO(...)

Cantor Fitzgerald’s Alan McQuaid said the figures showed overall inflationary pressures in the economy remained fairly muted. Photograph: iStock

Consumer prices rose 0.7 per cent in the year to the end of January, as higher rents and mortgage interest hit hard-pressed consumers. But the Centra(...)

“First-time buyers continue to be priced out of the market,” Cantor Fitzgerald’s Alan McQuaid says. Photograph: iStock

Property prices rose 6.5 per cent in 2018, new figures from the Central Statistics Office showed, continuing the trend for slowing growth seen in the (...)

Barnardos chief executive Suzanne Connolly at the organisation’s Finglas centre. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Step through the front door of the Barnardos Finglas Family Support Project in north Dublin and the feeling of warmth is instant, not just in terms of(...)

Laughter and joy are key to a relationship. The financial cost should never be an obstacle to getting married.

Two days away from the Feast of St Valentine, it is good to return to the appeal of Pope Francis when he spoke to engaged and newly married couples du(...)

End-of-year figures for property sales show a slight cooling-off in the otherwise upward trajectory for asking prices. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Monday Indicators: Irish construction PMI (Jan); UK manufacturing and industrial production (Dec), GDP (Dec), construction output (Dec), business inv(...)

Workers in the domestic sector, which excludes multinationals such as Apple, added an average €47.87 to the value of the economy for every hour they worked in 2017, which  was less than the OECD average. Photograph: EPA

Irish workers may be only half as productive as OECD data published earlier this week suggests, according to figures from the Central Statistics Offic(...)

More than 11,000 houses were built in 2018. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Just over 18,000 homes were built last year, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO), almost 30 per cent less than the minimum number the Gov(...)

The number of long-term claimants on the Live Register in January was 79,010, down 19.4 per cent on an annual basis

The number of people on the Live Register continued to decline last month, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show. There was a 1.6 per (...)

An hour spent working for Apple, Google or Facebook creates more value in pure financial terms than an hour spent working for a firm in a more traditional industry. Photograph:  Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

Without a significant change in work patterns or a major increase in hours worked, Irish workers have become the most productive on the planet. Acco(...)

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