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The population of the EU was almost 513.5 million at the beginning of 2018

Ireland’s birth rate was the highest in the EU last year while the rate of deaths recorded here was the lowest, according to a newly-published Eurosta(...)

In the Republic some 20% of people aged 65 to 74  used social media

Some 90 per cent of Irish people aged between 16 and 24 use social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, new figures show. Data fr(...)

Housing bodies will “inevitably” provide less social housing in the coming years File photograph: Alan Betson

Housing bodies will “inevitably” provide less social housing in the coming years because of a decision to put the sector on the Government’s balance s(...)

Passengers often complain that public transport can be expensive, overcrowded, slow and lacking reach. Photograph: iStock

As pollution released by vehicles and industry continues to have severe consequences for our health and the environment, sustainable transport has nev(...)

The Engineers Ireland report describes the physical condition of Irish homes as mediocre and warns that they need attention.

Fewer than one in five engineers believe the Republic’s infrastructure is in good condition, according to a report published yesterday. Professional (...)

We’ve never had it so good?

The recovery in the Irish jobs market since the crash has been extraordinary. First job numbers picked up in some sectors, then across the board and n(...)

Economics Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Wednesday that Brussels wanted Italy to present ‘a credible path’ for its finances this year and next, and called for quick decisions

Italy aims to convince the EU to delay until the autumn a decision on whether to open a disciplinary procedure over its finances, which is expected to(...)

The island of Ireland has gone a record length of time without using coal-fired electricity generation on its power system, Eirgrid has confirmed. File Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

The island of Ireland has gone a record length of time without using coal-fired electricity generation on its power system, Eirgrid has confirmed. T(...)

In 2011 alone, the EU imported beef and livestock feed associated with more than 1,000sq km of Brazilian deforestation – equivalent to more than 300 football fields a day

Evidence that Brazil’s rainforests are being pillaged to accommodate human over consumption is becoming more conclusive. What we eat, drink and use on(...)

Dark blue signifies an unemployment rates of less than 3.5%; light blue  – 3.5%-5.2%; lighter shades signify higher rates of unemployment, with orange equating to rates above 13.8%

The cohesion of the European Union is under severe strain. Apart from the imminent fracturing of the bloc from Brexit, nationalist-populist, anti-EU g(...)

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