CSO figures show planning permissions for housing units rose by nearly 21 per cent to 11,148 in the first three quarters of 2017. Photograph: Frank Miller

The number planning permissions granted for apartment units has unexpectedly fallen, despite several Government initiatives to promote higher-density (...)

A spokesman for the Department of Education confirmed that a planned amendment to the Technological University Bill will not now go ahead due to a number of “important technical issues”.

The Government has dropped controversial plans to amend legislation before Christmas to allow for investigators to be appointed to examine wrongdoing (...)

People Before Profit’s Richard Boyd Barrett: noted   figures from the Central Statistics Office suggesting property prices in Ireland had risen 86 per cent since the economic crash. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Revenue Commissioners expect an increase in tax receipts from the local property tax (LPT) of between €2 million and €3 million next year as seven(...)

Find out where your name features in the CSO’s name  tracker.

People can now track the popularity of their names over the last 50 years using a new application on the Central Statistics Office (CSO) website. Bab(...)

Live register: 24,951 under-25s signed on in November, a fall of 1,482 since October. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The National Youth Council of Ireland has expressed concern that more than 10,000 under-25s are now among the long-term unemployed. Despite the fall i(...)

The CSO said the number of workers classified as unemployed was 138,100 in November, down from 141,500 the previous month. Photograph: Getty Images

The Republic’s unemployment rate is still falling but the official rate for November has been revised up to 6.1 per cent following the Central Statist(...)

 Professor Philip Lane, Governor of the Central Bank at Leinster House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Patrick Honohan, picked by the Government in 2009 to sort out the Central Bank and the State’s lenders as it grappled with the financial crisis, settl(...)

Donald Trump at the opening of the Doonbeg golf links and hotel in Co Clare. Photograph: PA

Donald Trump’s Doonbeg hotel is the only one of 13 of his hotels that has avoided a slide in room rates since his inauguration. Of the 13 properties(...)

Britain and the EU have reached agreement on the divorce bill, with London expected to pay more than €50 billion

Britain and the EU have reached agreement on the divorce bill, with London expected to pay more than €50 billion. While the final sum will only be agr(...)

 A worker prepares packages for delivery at an Amazon warehouse. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The Central Statistics Office is set to collect retail sales information on ecommerce giants based in Ireland for the first time next year, as it look(...)

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