Temporary employment contracts accounted for 80 per cent of contingent workers and have not shown any significant signs of increasing in recent years, the ESRI report found.

The scale of the so-called gig economy isn’t as significant as some reports suggest, according to a new study by the Economic and Social Research Inst(...)

'Multiple friends have left my hometown for greener pastures. They are doctors, teachers and construction managers. Chefs, nurses and physiotherapists.' Photograph: iStock

One of my best friends from home returned to Abu Dhabi last week, after her holidays ran out faster than any of us wished. She moved there to teach l(...)

Weather matters: A specially formed team at the Central Statistics Office, alongside Met Éireann, has been transferring the daily data to its computer system.

A painstaking trawl through two centuries of daily Irish weather reports is expected to deliver new insights into how climate change might be affectin(...)

Exports to Britain for the period January to June were worth €6.7 billion, representing a decrease of €512 million, figures show. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish goods exports to Britain, the Republic’s largest European Union trading partner, were down 7 per cent in the first six months of 2018, according(...)

Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism Ireland, discusses the 6.7 per cent growth in visitors to Ireland in the first half of the year with Minister for Tourism Shane Ross and Joan O’Shaughnessy, chairwoman of Tourism Ireland in the grounds of Dublin Castle.  Photograph: Chris Bellew, Fennell Photography

Brexit continues to be the dominant concern for the Irish tourist trade and the fall in the value of sterling has made holidays here more expensive fo(...)

Property price growth eased in June, with house prices advancing by 12 per cent, down from 12.4 per cent in May and 13.3 per cent in April. The late(...)

Dublin’s water supply remains ‘on a knife-edge’. This year, Ireland may have received a taste of things to come. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Something is seriously wrong when one per cent of households use one-quarter of all the potable and expensive drinking water that is produced. That is(...)

If you believe that Britain will crash out of the EU at 11pm on March 29th next, you need to start kicking UK tyres over the next few months

In contrast to the rest of the consumer market, new car sales are in a slump. Regardless of whether you measure new sales based on when a car is first(...)

Toyota was the most popular new car brand in July, according to CSO data

The number of new cars taking to our roads is down 4.5 per cent this year, while used car imports are up 11.3 per cent, according to figures from the (...)

The CSO data shows that in 2016, 37% of total water use was accounted for by just 10% of households. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Domestic water consumption has dropped significantly following efforts to fix household leaks, new data of metered households shows. Figures released(...)

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