The average Covid-19 hospitalisation rate for the past three months is about a quarter of its peak in March, according to new data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

The average Covid-19 hospitalisation rate for the past three months is about a quarter of its peak in March, according to new data from the Central St(...)

“For many savers, the consolation to record-low returns is the fact that inflation, too, is almost non-existent. According to figures from the Central Statistics Office, prices fell by 1.2 per cent in the year to September.” File photograph: Getty

On one level it doesn’t make sense. Returns on deposits are now trending to zero but money is continuing to flow into deposits at record rates. In fa(...)

The proportion of the population that says they feel depressed at least some of the time has risen from 13 per cent in 2018 to 33 per cent earlier in the pandemic. Photograph: iStock

People need to devote time to looking after their mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic due to its significant impact on their wellbeing, a leadi(...)

The value of goods exports to Britain in the first nine months of 2020 was €8.9 billion, a decrease of 11 per cent compared to last year.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The value of Irish goods exports has risen by 8 per cent to €122 billion so far this year. The strong performance, detailed in the latest trade figur(...)

The latest Residential Property Price Index from the CSO suggests prices nationally fell by 0.6% and by a sharper 1.6% in Dublin, where supply pressures are most acute.

The number of new homes completed in the third quarter fell by 9.4 per cent as the slowdown in construction from Covid-19 continued to bite. The figu(...)

Consumer prices were on average 1.5 per cent lower in October compared with the same month last year as the cost of communications, transport, clothing and footwear all fell.

Consumer prices were on average 1.5 per cent lower in October compared with the same month last year as the cost of communications, transport, clothin(...)

For the Celt the Neolithic marvel of Newgrange became the home of gods and a passage between worlds. And let’s not forget the Celtic Samhain, the night on which a portal is opened between worlds. Photograph: Getty Images

Can the dead communicate with the living? There is nothing like war or pestilence, such as our current pandemic, to bring such questions to the fore. (...)

The licensing figures also show that Volkswagen (574) was the most popular make of new private car.

The number of new private cars licensed last month was up 30.3 per cent compared with October 2019, as electric and hybrid cars continued to grow in p(...)

Auckland: Index shows property price annual growth of 13 per cent.

Prices in Dublin’s high-end residential property market are continuing to weaken as the pandemic lingers on, with a new report showing prime prices fe(...)

Ellie O’Byrne, based in Cork city who has spent last month eating only Irish food. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

There’s nothing more quintessentially Irish than black pudding. Except much black pudding is made with dried haemoglobin powder instead of fresh blood(...)

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