Brexit protest: The UK’s exit from the EU is one of the big uncertainties facing the Irish economy. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Was it another blinking warning light in the cockpit of the Irish economy or merely a statistical anomaly? For the first time in seven years, employme(...)

The main illness experienced by health workers is due to musculoskeletal disorders. Stress, anxiety and depression are  also more common illnesses.

The health sector has the highest rate of work absences as a result of injury and illness, new research has found. These rates climbed during the re(...)

A queue for unemployment benefit outside a social welfare office in Dublin. A new study carried out by researchers at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) on the impact of the recession shows younger people were adversely affected.

The importance of having a Leaving Certificate or a higher qualification in reducing the risk of a young person becoming either unemployed or failing (...)