From 2016 to 2018, the minimum wage increased on three occasions, rising from €8.65 to €9.55 per hour. Photograph: iStock

Some low-paid workers saw a reduction in hours as a result of increases in the minimum wage between 2016 and 2018, but average take-home pay rose, a n(...)

MyHome’s report indicates that the average mortgage drawdown for second-time buyers was €284,800 in the third quarter of 2021

One of the more interesting takeaways from and Davy’s latest report on the Irish property market – apart from the fact that house prices ar(...)

Richard Sinnott is remembered fondly by those who knew him. File photograph: The Irish Times

Tributes have come for prominent political scientist and elections commentator Prof Richard Sinnott who has died after a long illness. He was an emer(...)

Imports from Britain to Ireland have fallen sharply, exports from Ireland to Britain have held up and cross-Border trade has increased significantly.  Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/

Textbooks suggest that economies and those who operate in them adjust to changing circumstances and incentives. And we have indeed seen major changes (...)

MOVIES AND TV By Donald Clarke Alison Oliver Alison Oliver Actor “Alison’s audition tape was a revelation,” director Lenny Abrahamson(...)

Finding a way to deal with our negative emotions can turn them ‘from a threat into an opportunity’. Photograph: iStock

With case numbers of Covid-19 rising due to the new Omicron variant, and fresh restrictions recently introduced, it can be difficult to stay optimisti(...)

IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan presides over an agency with an extraordinary record of attracting investment. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

The rest of the public service know that it is not wise to pick a fight with IDA Ireland. The body responsible for attracting foreign investment here (...)

The Economic and Social Research Institute has monitored the public’s behaviour across a range of measures since the start of the pandemic. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The proportion of people wearing face masks to protect against Covid-19 has reached levels seen towards the end of the previous wave of the virus last(...)

Marks and Spencer (M&S) said last week that post-Brexit rules and ‘excessive paperwork’ has forced it to cut about 800 lines from its stores in the Republic. Photograph: Jon Super/PA Wire

Irish food exports to Britain have declined by a quarter as a result of Brexit, a new study has found. The research conducted by the Economic and Soc(...)

The fact that mothers with higher education are most likely to fail to appreciate their daughter’s mathematical ability raises questions about the role of higher education in perpetuating  gendered stereotypes. Photograph: iStock

In its recent report on the Leaving Certificate results and the standardisation process undertaken, the State Examinations Commission highlights uncon(...)

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