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Ireland was among the EU member states that saw the largest increases in electricity prices for non-household customers from the second half of 2019 to the same period of 2020

Irish households are paying the fourth highest electricity prices in the European Union, according to new figures from the bloc’s statistical agency. (...)

Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ policy paper on Ireland’s meat processing sector  recommends  business support measures be made “conditional on trade union recognition and access”.  Photograph: Angus Mordant

The model operated by the Irish meat processing sector was becoming less and less viable on its own terms even before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, a new(...)

Covid restrictions have led to muted retail sales across Europe, with Irish sales among the weakest. Photograph: Collins

Euro-zone retail sales fell far more sharply than expected in January as shuttered stores due to coronavirus restrictions and muted winter sales suppr(...)

The CSO said the State pension accounts for almost 60 per cent of all liabilities, with public-sector pensions accounting for a further quarter.

State pension liabilities are rising at a rate of 10 per cent a year, according to the latest study of Ireland’s pensions, which says pension schemes (...)

Should those living in large houses after their children leave  be encouraged by the State to trade down? Photograph: iStock

There are few more emotive subjects in Ireland than the “family home”. And we do seem to live in bigger homes than the average. A European Commission (...)

Production also rose in Germany, but was down in France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. Photograph: iStock

Industrial production in the Republic led the euro zone in November, with a 52.8 per cent surge in output, Eurostat data has shown. Production across (...)

The digital divide refers to the gap between those who have access to computers and the internet, and those with limited or no access. Photograph: Getty

A painting of a woman using an iPad and a vase depicting children dreaming of computers. Both are historical objects with a contemporary twist highlig(...)

Sonya Lennon, founder of the campaign WorkEqual, is pictured ahead of Equal Pay Day on Monday. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Women in Ireland are effectively working unpaid for the next seven weeks because of the current 14.4 per cent gender pay gap, according to the WorkEqu(...)

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 (...)

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