PrEP is effective and  currently available but at a high cost

The State health watchdog has concluded a drug which helps prevent HIV would be “safe, effective and cost-saving” if provided by the public health ser(...)

Amongst young workers, pension coverage remained low with just one in six of those aged 20 to 24 holding a pension with 41.5 per cent of workers aged between 25 and 34 reporting having a pension. Photograph: iStock

Workers are increasingly making provision for their pension in retirement although new entrants to the workforce are still slow to get a pension, acco(...)

Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Property completions in the Republic increased in the first quarter of this year but growth in the number of new homes being built could slow, accordi(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  makes a Brexit statement at Government Buildings. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this week continued efforts to coax British MPs towards a consensus that might solve the Brexit impasse, when he insisted Brita(...)

‘It is not fair that homes built since 2013 should be exempt while those who own homes built earlier pay in full.’

French economist Thomas Piketty’s best-selling book showed how ownership of capital has, over time, become more and more concentrated in the hands of (...)

Statistics show historic sexual abuse continues to make up a large proportion of reported sex crime with a quarter of victims of sexual violence  reporting abuse which occurred at least 10 years ago. Image: iStock.

Victims of historic sexual abuse are waiting an average of 20 years before going to gardaí, with males waiting significantly longer than females, new (...)

Freight at Dublin Port: the State  had a trade surplus of €6.3bn  in February.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish exports to Britain jumped 16 per cent in February despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, the latest trade statistics reveal. According to (...)

House prices rose just 1.1 per cent in February, with the highest growth on the southside. Photograph: iStock

Dublin’s housing market may have reached “peak affordability” with prices now more than nine times the average salary, a level not seen since the heig(...)

 Cairn Homes construction site: three founding directors raised €22.8 million by selling 17 million shares they’d secured since its 2015 flotation. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Having lost 43 per cent of its value in 2018, Cairn Homes’ share price recovery in first few months of this year was impressive – fuelled in no small (...)

The reservation placed on crime data could ‘theoretically’ be in place for a long time, Pádraig Dalton, CSO director general told the Public Accounts Committee on Thursday.

The health warning around An Garda Síochána’s crime statistics is unlikely to be lifted before 2022, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) has told an O(...)

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