The average disposable income of Irish households stood at €53,118 in 2019

The average disposable income of Irish households rose by nearly 30 per cent between the financial crisis and last year, according to the Central Stat(...)

Toyota Yaris: Well-worked evolution of a popular supermini, but larger 1.5-litre engine seems the better buy while hybrid makes most sense. Facing stiff competition from impressive rivals.

It’s understandable if motorists feel put upon these days. In the biggest spending budget in the history of the State, smokers and motorists were the (...)

Back in Ireland of the 1970s, you only got the State pension when you turned 70 –  and life expectancy was lower then. Photograph: iStock

Did you know that you might have benefited to the tune of €13,000 last week? In among the 50 cent increase on cigarettes and extension of Help-to-Buy (...)

The most popular destination to and from the State’s main airports was London-Heathrow with over 2.5 million (2,505,600) passengers travelling on this route last year. Photograph: iStock

Last year may prove to be a high watermark for employment, international travel, economic growth, consumer spending, marriages and many other aspects (...)

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on employment, consumer spending and the wider eocnomy, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show. Photograph: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on employment, consumer spending and the wider economy, new figures from the Central Statistics Office(...)

The Department of Public Expenditure found that by 2031 more than a quarter of a million inhabitants in Ireland will be aged over 80 years. Photograph: Getty Images

Whether you are an older person needing support at home or the loved one trying to organise it, the help has to be the right fit. If you use a privat(...)

According to recent data from Eurofound, Ireland had one of the highest rates of home-working during lockdown. Photograph: iStock

The Republic had the fourth-highest rate of people working from home in the EU last year, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO). As part o(...)

The resilience of the tax base has kept the Government’s expected budget deficit for 2020 much lower, relatively speaking, than elsewhere. It’s expected to be  some €21bn. A few months ago we were predicting a €30bn hole in the public finances. Photograph: Getty Images

According to Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ireland’s national debt was €204 billion or 57 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) at the end of la(...)

Ireland’s €12.5bn corporation tax windfall is linked to the strong performance of its  multinational sector

The Department of Finance is expecting another surge in corporation tax this year despite a severe global recession arising from coronavirus. In a fo(...)

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Irish Government generated a budgetary surplus and saw debt as a percentage of income fall to its lowest level in (...)

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