Ireland has largely bucked the trend towards income inequality seen in other countries such as the UK and the US

Household incomes in the Republic have grown rapidly by international standards over the past 30 years, more than doubling since 1987, a study by the(...)

Since 2008, the 30-day mortality rate for heart attacks after hospital admission has decreased by 42 per cent.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The survival rate for heart attacks has improved by more than 40 per cent in the last decade according to the latest statistics from the Department of(...)

The OECD found that countries such as Ireland could be “more severely affected” by a hard Brexit.

The OECD on Tuesday forecast that the Irish economy will grow by 4 per cent this year, and by 2.9 per cent next. This is lower than the forecasts of 4(...)

Clint Eastwood in ‘The Outlaw Josey Wales’. Ireland still struggles with its financial “Wild West” tag. Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

Ireland has never really managed to shake off the financial “Wild West” tag the New York Times used during the last boom to decry this State’s light-t(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe stressed that the Republic had changed its tax regime in line with OECD recommendations. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, said on Wednesday that multinationals shifted more profits through the Republic than all Caribbean tax have(...)

Dublin’s IFSC. A new study estimates that foreign multinationals shifted $106 billion   of corporate profits to Ireland in 2015. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Ireland is the biggest “tax haven” in the world used by multinationals to shelter profits, according to a new study by economists from the United Stat(...)

In 2007, Ahern pointed out that unemployment was at 4.2 per cent, while gross domestic product had grown by 5.3 per cent the year before.  Photograph: David Sleator

One of former taoiseach Bertie Ahern’s most infamous remarks came in Bundoran, Co Donegal, in July 2007 when he criticised the economic naysayers of t(...)

Italian premier Giuseppe Conte (right) and labour minister Luigi Di Maio  ahead of a confidence vote on the government’s programme  on  June 6th, 2018.  Photograph: AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

Frankfurt’s European Central Bank doesn’t do forgiveness. Like the corner shops of old, there should be a sign up in the lobby: “Please don’t ask for (...)

The National Competitiveness Council says the State “remains an expensive location” in which to do business. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The State remains an “expensive location” in which to do business, with high consumer prices, climbing rents and the absence of affordable childcare t(...)

European semester 2018: EU vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis and commissioners Marianne Thyssen and Pierre Moscovici at the launch of the spring package. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty

Ireland is vulnerable to “macroeconomic imbalances” despite substantial improvements in its economic performance, the European Commission has warned. (...)

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