Last year 61,016 babies were born in the Republic, the lowest figure since 2002.

People living in Ireland are having significantly fewer children compared to a decade ago despite Ireland’s thriving economy, the Central Statistics O(...)

The protection of the single market and the guaranteeing of animal-food health standards are simply too important to be left to the fantasies of a state that has dodgy form on customs. Photograph: Jorge Guerrero/Getty

It’s all about trust. Quite apart from their deleterious effect on the all-Ireland economy, member states simply do not trust the UK’s “customs-light”(...)

Ireland’s contribution to the EU budget is forecast to be around €2.7bn this year. File photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The Republic’s annual contributions to the EU budget are based on distorted figures, the Public Accounts Committee has claimed. In its latest report,(...)

The European Commission’s Berlaymont building. Brussels is pushing for a shake-up of European tax rules to standardise the way corporation tax is calculated in a bid to clampdown on corporate tax avoidance. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

The European Commission is proposing to fund a significant part of its next budget through the proposed Consolidated Common Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB)(...)

The European Commission is  proposing to raise the contributions it gets from member states for its next seven-year budget, which starts in 2021. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s annual contribution to the EU budget is likely to rise to over €3 billion after the UK leaves the bloc, more than 50 per cent above the curr(...)

The State’s contribution may rise by an additional €400 million a year as a result of the hole in the EU’s budget left from the UK’s departure

Ireland’s contribution to the EU budget is expected to rise to €2.7 billion this year, the Department of Finance has confirmed. This is 35 per cent hi(...)

The CSO’s new measure indicates that government debt peaked at 160 per cent in 2012. Photograph: AP

Ireland’s national debt stood at €198 billion at the end of last year, up 1 per cent from the previous year, figures from the Central Bank show. Whil(...)

Syrian refugee families in Turkey wait to register to cross to Syria for the Eid al-Adha Muslim holiday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The Government must increase overseas aid spending by €128 million this year to keep on track with its financial targets and continue providing suppor(...)

Publicity shot: Cllr Leo Varadkar running in Dublin West for Fine Gael in the 2007 general election.

February 23rd, 1999 Mary O’Rourke’s outburst reveals either a breathtaking ignorance of European law and politics or, worse still, a calculated an(...)

The Central Bank last month showed some companies have only a small effect on GNP, but they greatly complicate the interpretation of trade and investment data. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

National accounts have a number of important purposes. They provide key information for those responsible for fiscal and monetary policy on whether an(...)

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