In June 2012, there were a total of 150,187 outstanding buy-to-let mortgages according to the Central Bank – by March of 2021 this figure had dropped to 94,414, it said.

The exodus of small investors from the Irish rental sector has reduced the number of available tenancies by nearly 22,000, estate agent Sherry FitzGer(...)

Also adding to the problem is a need to ‘urgently addres’ the inadequacy of retirement incomes for women, which lag those of men

The €5 hike in the State pension in last week’s budget, along with delays in increasing retirement age and introducing automatic enrolment into saving(...)

‘The Covid-19 pandemic has made enterprises across Ireland change how they do business,’ CSO statistician Colin Hanley said

More than four in five Irish-based businesses have a website but only 40 per cent actually sell online, according to the Central Statistics Office (CS(...)

Budget 2022 allows for the continuation of the original help-to-buy scheme, which offers first-time buyers tax rebates of up to €30,000 on the purchase of new homes

The backroom boys in the Department of Finance are either bad at forecasting or very suspicious of their political masters. At every juncture, they er(...)

The increase in North-South trade has been evident in the trade figures in recent months. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Trade across the Border with Northern Ireland continues to surge even as Brexit rules see imports from Britain fall, according to new figures from th(...)

The cost of petrol and diesel has risen by 14.5% and 15.5% respectively over the past year, driving up transport costs. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Irish inflation rose to a 13-year high of 3.7 per cent last month as the cost of energy, transport and housing accelerated on the back of pent-up dema(...)

The CSO says property transactions in July rose by 10% month on month to 3,822. Photograph: Sam Boal/ Photocall Ireland

House price inflation has risen to a three-year high of 10.9 per cent as panic buying, low borrowing costs and increased working from home fuel greate(...)

Agricultural output prices are often seen as a proxy for food prices

Agricultural output prices, often seen as a proxy for food prices, rose by 10 per cent on an annual basis in August, according to the Central Statisti(...)

A truck carrying trees at the Glen of Imaal in Wicklow. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Harvesters cut almost four million cubic metres of wood from deciduous trees in Irish forests in 2019, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO(...)

With growth set to remain strong going into 2022, the deficit for next year is expected to be just over €6.5bn. This is below the €14.4bn  predicted in the Summer Economic Statement as the outturn for next year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Government debt rose to 105 per cent of national income last year as the State borrowed heavily to cope with the fallout from coronavirus. Finance st(...)

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