Some 360,000 trips from people overseas to Ireland were for business, according to new data from the Central Statistics Office. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The number of visitors travelling to Ireland from overseas increased by over seven per cent between July and September, compared to the same period la(...)

A demonstrator carries a combined British and EU flag during an Anti-Tommy Robinson and Ukip rally in central London on December 9th, 2018. Photograph: Dylan Martinez

Most economic forecasts tend to say the same thing and most tend to be wrong. In the case of Ireland, the situation is further complicated by multinat(...)

Domestic violence was being under-recorded, or underestimated, by a ‘considerable amount’, a CSO review of the quality of crime data has found. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The level of hate crime and domestic violence happening in the State is being significantly underestimated by the Garda, a review of the quality of cr(...)

In Dublin, the cost of buying a home is increasing at a significantly faster rate in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown compared with south Dublin. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA wire

House prices in the midwest have soared by more than a fifth over the past year, several times the slowing rate of growth in areas of Dublin, latest o(...)

UK Prime Minister Theresa May standing at the dispatch box last week. The House of Commons will vote on her Brexit withdrawal agreement on Tuesday.  Photograph: Mark Duffy/AFP/Getty Images

Monday Indicators: Irish construction PMI (Nov), new vehicle licences (Nov); UK construction orders (Q3), manufacturing and industrial production (Oc(...)

The Luas travelling along Dawson Street, which is undergoing a resurgence. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It has been considered the heartbeat of retail activity in the capital but there are signs Grafton Street is waning, thanks in some small part to the (...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May: “No backstop means no deal. Don’t let anyone here think that there is a better deal to be won by shouting louder”

UK prime minister Theresa May this week pleaded with MPs to “hold their nerve” and back her Brexit deal or face the prospect that the “only certainty (...)

Almost one in ten  of ICT graduates were earning more than €45,000 within nine months of leaving college, compared to a much smaller proportion  of overall graduates. Photograph: iStock

Computer science graduates are the best paid after leaving college, yet the number of new entrants to these courses has fallen, news figures show. A (...)

Taxing matters: We pay a relatively high amount of income tax but a low amount of social security contributions by international standards. Photograph: iStock

The Republic is the third lowest taxed economy in the industrialised world, according to new figures from the OECD. Of the 37 countries examined in th(...)

  Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe   Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  . Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

The amount of money the Government generates in tax has jumped by nearly 60 per cent in the past 15 years. But VAT generates less than it did at the h(...)

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