Average weekly earnings across the economy are €773.62 per week. This works out at €40,748 for a full year. Photograph: iStock

Wages and salaries are firmly on the rise, as confirmed in the latest Central Statistics Office figures, which show that average weekly earnings in th(...)

Public sector workers earned an average of €961.67 per week compared with €722.81 in the private sector in the period October-December. Photograph: iStock

The average weekly wage earned by workers in the final quarter of 2019 was €783.62, a 3.5 per cent rise on the same period a year earlier, according t(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: Fianna Fáil has rejected his comments as “nonsense”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has suggested to union leaders that Fianna Fáil proposals could see a pay freeze being introduced for more than 300,000 staff a(...)

Private sector workers are now receiving much higher pay rises than those on offer to staff working for the State, the largest public service trade union has said.

Private sector workers are now receiving much higher pay rises than those on offer to staff working for the State, the largest public service trade un(...)

Leslie Garvan  on board one of his two fishing boats in  Kilkeel harbor in Northern Ireland. Photograph: James Forde for The Irish Times

Leslie Garvan, a trawler owner from Kilkeel in Co Down who has done well out of fishing, wants to take back what he views as rightfully British. “Go (...)

Wrightbus workers  outside the plant in Ballymena: they hope for good news with acquisition. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP

The 1,200 workers let go at Ballymena busbuilder Wrightbus when it crashed into administration are waiting to hear how many of their jobs will now be (...)

Cardinal Henry Newman: his journey to Dublin began with an invitation in 1851 from Archbishop Cullen of Armagh, later archbishop of Dublin, to advise on the proposed establishment of a Catholic university.

On Friday, November 3rd, 1854, the Catholic University, under its rector John Henry Newman, opened its doors at 86 St Stephen’s Green in Dublin to rec(...)

The Nevin Economic Research Institute says the economy’s “cyclical upswing” has been ongoing for several years and shows no sign of abating.  Photograph: iStock

The Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI) has warned that the Irish economy could be overheating by the end of this year assuming a benign outcome (...)

 Spotify will announce its results on Monday. Photograph: Reuters/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

MONDAY Results: Trinity Biotech, Alphabet, McDonald’s, Spotify. Indicators: Irish retail sales (March); euro zone loan growth and money supply (Ma(...)

The UK government’s  proposal would see no import tariffs on goods coming from Ireland to Northern Ireland, while London would impose no new checks or controls on such goods. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

“Living on the border, we’ve all engaged in a wee bit of smuggling,” recalls Declan Breathnach, Fianna Fáil TD for Louth. “It was seen in the past as (...)

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