Ireland might   want to look to Denmark, which was ranked number one on the UN’s World Happiness Index for 2013, 2014, and 2016.  Photograph: iStock

The 19th century Scottish writer and philosopher Thomas Carlyle famously called economics “the dismal science”. But much has changed in economics over(...)

Review maintains that 82% of all nurses and midwives are on basic salaries in excess of €40,000, exclusive of allowances or premium payments. Photograph: The Irish Times

There has been no mass exodus of nursing staff from the Irish health system, the Government’s spending review has argued. It also maintains that pay(...)

The IMF says the global economic  outlook is  “clouded by ongoing trade tensions, and waning support for global economic integration in some advanced economies.” Photograph: Getty Images

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned of the risk to global growth from “escalating trade tensions”. In its latest World Economic Outlook (...)

Ibec  says  the money to be set aside for the “rainy day” fund should be used instead to address the funding crisis in higher education, which it described as one of the biggest issues facing the State.

Ibec has criticised the Government’s plan to establish a so-called “rainy day fund”, suggesting the pot of money to be set aside is too small to act a(...)

Trinity College Dublin lost its status as Ireland’s only top-100 university in the latest QS World University Rankings. Photograph: Robert Alexander/Getty Images

Ibec has criticised the Government’s plan to establish a so-called “rainy day fund”, suggesting the pot of money to be set aside is too small to act a(...)

Athy businesswoman Marcella O’Reilly: says a doubling of her rates bill was “just a kick in the teeth”. Photo: Laura Hutton

Marcella O’Reilly was angry. The owner of a ladies’ clothing shop in Kildare, she opened her rates bill one day in early 2017 to find they had doubled(...)

Restaurants have seen insurance premium increases of 45 per cent, a level the Restaurant Association of Ireland deems “unsustainable”. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish businesses have begun looking outside the State for more affordable insurance premiums as the spiralling price of cover becomes an increasingly (...)

Students  will have held an average of 10 to 12 jobs by the time they reach the age of 38, according to Ibec

Ireland needs to prepare a fast-evolving labour market as more than 60 per cent of current school-goers will end up in jobs that do not exist today, a(...)

The Irish team comprises 47 student engineers, physicists, computer scientists and designers from DCU, Trinity, UCD, DIT, IT Carlow and Maynooth University.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A team of Irish students are putting the final touches to a pod which they hope will travel at a speed of 540km/h in Elon Musk’s Hyperloop test track (...)

Ireland has around 65%  of the global leasing market. Airlines will have to spend $100bn   to $120bn   a year on acquiring craft over the next two decades

Aircraft lessors are setting up a lobby group to defend the €550 million a year industry in Ireland against competition from Singapore and Hong Kong. (...)

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