Growing paings: Nobody believes our GDP numbers any more. Photograph: iStock

The Central Statistics Office unleashed a slew of economic data this week. It shows, among other things, that the Irish economy is booming again, and (...)

The CSO’s baby name checker does not return results for names with  the síneadh fada. Photograph: iStock

How popular is your name? Not popular at all, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO), if it happens to be Róisín, Seán, Oisín, Sinéad or any(...)

If Ireland were reduced to a nation of just 100 people, most of us would live a rotund and middle-aged life within the Pale. Photograph: iStock

If Ireland were reduced to a nation of just 100 people, most of us would live a rotund and middle-aged life within the Pale. Sometimes it can be hard(...)

When Dublin was excluded, the rate of increase in the Republic was put at 13 per cent in the year to January.  Photograph: iStock

Consumer Affairs Correspondent House price growth remains strong, with the latest official figures showing a 12.5 per cent average increase over the(...)

Rossnowlagh strand in Co Donegal is a popular destination for tourists from Northern Ireland and further afield. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Tourism revenues in Ireland are on course to reach €6 billion in revenue this year following a strong finish to 2017. Tourism earnings in the last q(...)

The construction sector recorded the second-highest rate of increase in employment last year. Photograph: iStock

Employment in the Irish economy is growing more rapidly than expected and is now just 12,000 below its pre-crash peak. The latest official figures a(...)

Car sales fell by 0.9 per cent in January, figures from the Central Statistics Office indicate. Photograph: David Sleator

New figures from the Central Statistics Office show retail sales fell by 0.6 per cent in January amid an ongoing fall-off in sales of new cars. Consu(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: claims Eurostat ruling will not impede social housing delivery. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Below-market rents charged by non-profit housing bodies influenced the EU statistics agency’s decision to count these key groups that will deliver fut(...)

When Josephine Feehily appears before the Oireachtas Committee the week after next she will be asked why her agency declined to meet Ms Galligan and Ms West despite repeated requests. Photograph: Alan Betson

The controversy over the treatment of two Garda civilian whistleblowers after they exposed problems with the classification of homicides is to continu(...)

Shoppers off  Grafton Street: households remain cautious about Ireland’s economic prospects and their own finances. Photograph: Eric Luke

Consumer sentiment drifted lower in February, albeit from a 17-year high the previous month, as households remained cautious about Ireland’s economic (...)

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