Families have to deal with the legacy of the recession, even years after the economy recovers, according to the ESRI. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Families have to deal with the legacy of the recession, even years after the economy recovers, according to the Economic and Social Research Institute(...)

The Growing Up in Ireland study examines the lives of children who were three years old in the middle of the recession from the late 2000s. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Two out of three families saw their income fall during the recession, one in seven went into arrears on utility bills, and one in 10 fell behind on th(...)

The Irish beef market is particularly exposed to a no-deal Brexit, but the dairy industry could also face massive upheaval. Photograph: iStock

Why is the food industry so worried about Brexit? The UK is the biggest market for Irish food exports, accounting for €4.5 billion of our total food (...)

The research from the ESRI and commissioned by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, uses data from a 2016 survey of over 5,000 households and 13,000 individuals Photograph: iStock

Lower-class parents are twice as likely to have unmet childcare needs as middle and higher-class parents, according to new research. Just under a qua(...)

The unruly Atlantic. Illustration: Michael Viney

I would feel a great loss in having to live without a good view of the sea. My home town, Brighton, once Brighthelmstone, was England’s birthplace of (...)

People Before Profit and Sinn Féin oppose any carbon tax increase

What has been described as “a clear fault line” has emerged within the Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action over whether carbon taxes should be incr(...)

The Government has been urged to rethink its housing policy in light of Brexit and “to apply more dynamic thinking” to solving the crisis.

The Government has been urged to rethink its housing policy in light of Brexit and “to apply more dynamic thinking” to solving the crisis. A report b(...)

 ‘Likelihood is that sentiment and spending indicators will remain on a choppy path in early 2019’ Photograph:  Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Irish consumer sentiment inched higher in January as post-Christmas sales and positive jobs news offset the ongoing Brexit woes. The latest KBC Bank(...)

Ardstone Homes is currently building homes in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow and Galway. Photograph: iStock

Ardstone Homes, founded by former senior Friends First executives, has secured a €110 million revolving credit facility from Bank of Ireland as it see(...)

New Irish citizens at a citizenship ceremony in  Convention Centre Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

Voters in western countries may be deeply divided on the issue of immigration but a new study shows many are willing to change their views when prese(...)

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