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Underlying inflation, closely watched by the ECB, failed to rise. Photograph: iStock

Euro zone inflation inched up last month, Eurostat said on Friday, mild comfort for the European Central Bank as it prepares fresh measures to mitigat(...)

Fr Seán Healy, director of Social Justice Ireland, said there were several areas where Ireland was ‘seriously underperforming’ when it came to meeting the UN’s sustainable development goals. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Ireland is lagging behind other European countries when it come to meeting a series of United Nations’ targets, particularly when it comes to combatti(...)

A Tesla Model S electric car at a Tesla  charging station in the Netherlands. File photograph: Getty Images

If you’re thinking of trading in your car this year, you’ll undoubtedly be thinking of electric as an option for your new vehicle. Sales of electric (...)

INMO members on the picket line outside St. James’s Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The nurses’ pay dispute has focused attention again on the unwinding of public sector pay cuts introduced during the economic crisis. Much of this p(...)

The Italian economy needs a boost. Photograph: iStock

Italy’s economy contracted for the second consecutive quarter at the end of last year, throwing the country into recession in a setback for the new an(...)

Unemployment in the euro zone stood at 7.9 per cent in December. The Republic had an unemployment rate of 5.3 per cent. Photograph: iStock

The euro zone economy stuck to its lowest pace of growth in four years in the final three months of 2018, data showed on Thursday. Gross domestic pro(...)

The percentage of the Irish population over 64 years of age is forecast to grow from 13.4 per cent in 2016 to 18.4 per cent by 2030, which will increase the demand for care home beds. Photograph: Getty Images

AXA Investment Managers’ (AXA IM) real estate arm has acquired a portfolio of 10 purpose-built care homes on behalf of an unnamed client, marking the (...)

 The euro turns 20 in 2019, after two tumultuous decades that saw the single currency  become a fixture on the financial markets and in Europeans’ wallets. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty

Before the euro became a reality, the two primary concerns at the highest level in Ireland were that retailers would use the changeover to hike prices(...)

 Designer and Dress for Success founder Sonya Lennon was among the other panellists. Photograph:    Marc O’Sullivan

A calm, rational discussion can be a beautiful and enlightening thing. On Tuesday, I took part in a panel debate about gender inequality in business,(...)

French prime minister Edouard Philippe (R) shakes hands with French right-wing Les Republicains  party president Laurent Wauquiez, ahead of the debate on  Thursday. Photograph: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt

The second generation of rival French conservatives is personified by the hard-right leader of Les Républicains (LR), Laurent Wauquiez, and the modera(...)

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