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According to the  RTB, over 92 per cent of Irish residential landlords have three tenancies or less; there were only 11 landlords with 300-plus units in 2019.   Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Institutional investors have been instrumental in enabling and funding the construction of nearly 5,500 new apartments and houses in Dublin since 2016(...)

The contraction in the April-June period was the steepest in a data series that began in 1995. Photograph: iStock

The euro zone economy declined by slightly less than initially estimated in the second quarter, but the drop was still the sharpest ever as consumer (...)

Shoppers  on Grafton Street. The coronavirus pandemic dragged the eurozone economy into a historic recession in the second quarter. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The European labour market has shrunk by a record amount in the second quarter, when the number of people employed in the EU fell by almost 5 million.(...)

Rambling on Las Ramblas in Barcelona. Spain experienced one of the sharpest increase in sales, up 16.5 per cent. Photograph: EPA

Retail sales across the euro zone jumped back to pre-crisis levels in June, as consumers returned to the bloc’s shops after coronavirus-related lockdo(...)

Shoppers wear face masks on Oxford Street in London. Photograph:  Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

The UK government has increased to 10 days the length of time people with coronavirus symptoms must self-isolate, as it seeks to prevent the surge of (...)

When  the impact of prices is considered, Irish households no longer belong to the EU rich club.

Incomes have risen steadily in Ireland in recent years – before Covid-19 hit – with some data showing Ireland as one of the EU’s richest countries. Bu(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly launching the CovidTracker App in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The HSE’s coronavirus tracking app, Covid Tracker, is finally available for download from Apple’s App Store and Google Play. Should you use it? Perha(...)

Retail trade volume fell by 21.9 per cent in the Republic in April versus the previous month.

The State recorded the third largest decline in retail sales in the European Union in April, new figures show. Retail trade volume fell by 21.9 per c(...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan (right) and  Prof Philip Nolan, chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Numbers can illuminate, or numbers can confuse. The true scale of Covid-19 deaths is contested globally. Equally so in Ireland, where mortality rates (...)

The headline inflation figure was the lowest annual level since June 2016

Euro zone inflation fell to its lowest level in nearly four years in May despite noticeably higher food costs as the Covid-19 pandemic sharply reduced(...)

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