The population of the EU was almost 513.5 million at the beginning of 2018

Ireland’s birth rate was the highest in the EU last year while the rate of deaths recorded here was the lowest, according to a newly-published Eurosta(...)

Higher levels of education increase employability as well as salary. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Graduates within the EU considering their options are facing a rapidly improving economic environment. Just take a minute to look at the figures. Eur(...)

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(...)

The Rebuilding Ireland – Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness was launched by Minister for Housing Simon Coveney. It does a good job of using the public funding which is available to best effect.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Resolving the housing shortage is one of the most important and also most difficult challenges which face the Government. Both private- and social-sec(...)

Wolfgang Schäuble, German finance minister, and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan at a press conference announcing the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A decision by Eurostat that the new strategic banking corporation should not be taken off the Government balance sheet may have implications for the s(...)

People wait in line in front of a government-run employment office in Madrid. Photograph: Andrea Comas/Reuters

The number of people employed in the euro zone rose by 0.1 per cent in the first three months of 2014 compared with the previous quarter, according to(...)