Assistant Commissioner Pat Leahy visits gardaí  operating a checkpoint at the entrance to Phoenix Park in Dublin. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

Two of the Garda’s most senior officers will now stay on in duty past their planned retirement dates to help deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemi(...)

New data for 2019 released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on Tuesday shows the number of recorded drug crimes last year increased by just over 17 per cent on the previous 12 months to 21,475 offences. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Drug crime in the Republic increased sharply last year and is now back to the record levels of the Celtic Tiger era, while the number of sex offences (...)

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has deferred the publication of its monthly unemployment numbers, which are expected to show a major jump in the j(...)

It is unsurprising that a flash look at European consumer confidence earlier this month found levels had “plummeted” by five points in the euro zone and by 4.5 points across the wider EU. Photograph: Getty Images

MONDAY Indicators: Euro zone business and consumer confidence (March), economic, industrial and services sentiment (March), consumer inflation expect(...)

The retail sectors with the largest month on month volume increases were furniture and lighting (+6.6 per cent ) and clothing, footwear and textiles (+3.2 per cent).

Irish retail sales went into reverse in February, registering their worst monthly performance in five years. The slowdown comes before the coronavir(...)

Trips to the State from Britain, one of the Republic’s biggest tourism markets, rebounded after falling during Brexit negotiations

The number of visitors to the Republic rose by 4.1 per cent last month despite the spread of Covid-19 to Europe. New figures from the Central Statist(...)

The markets will await US manufacturing, services and composite purchasing managers’ index flash for March. Photograph: Getty

This Week: March 23rd  Monday Results: Mincon Group. Indicators: Euro zone consumer confidence flash (March); German import prices (February). (...)

The value of Irish goods exports rose by 7 per cent to €13.7 billion in January on foot of big upticks in exports of electrical machinery, medical and(...)

The current trend in apartment building is for developers to sell their schemes as a single job lot to institutional investors. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

We’re constantly told the solution to housing in Ireland is more high-density development, in other words more apartments and fewer three-bed semis. P(...)

Overall, permissions were granted for 40,252 dwelling units in 2019

The number of planning permissions granted last year rose by 38 per cent to just over 40,000, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Off(...)

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