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The latest figures show the seasonally adjusted number of people classified as unemployed in January was 120,200, up 3,300 or 0.1%  on the previous month

Unemployment has unexpectedly risen amid signs that companies may be more cautious about hiring. Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures put the head(...)

Department stores took a hit in November as the value of retail sales feel by more than 9%  and the volume declined by 6.5%  year-on-year

Retail sales rose 1.4 per cent in November as shoppers prepared for Christmas, increasing their spending in supermarkets and on hardware. However, d(...)

The number of people classified as out of work in the Irish economy is predicted to fall below 100,000 next year, less than a third of what it was at (...)

Retail sales fell by 0.5 per cent in October but were still up by 3 per cent in annual terms. Excluding motor trades, sales were down 2.1 per cent in (...)

Transport prices, including air fares, petrol and diesel, fell 0.6%. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Decreases in the cost of hotel accommodation and airfares saw headline inflation in the Irish economy fall to 0.7 per cent in October. This was margin(...)

Inflationary pressure in the Irish economy remains weak with the latest official figures showing prices rose by an average of 0.7 per cent in the 12 m(...)

‘Whatever happens with Brexit in the end is likely to be bad news for Ireland, assuming of course there isn’t a second referendum and the UK decides to stay in.’

The European Commission this week described Brexit as a “singular event” that “could constitute a major disaster”. The EU’s executive arm signalled it(...)

According to CSO, the most notable price declines in the year to July were for telephone services and for household-related goods and services.

Inflation fell to a 12-month low in July with overall price pressures expected to remain muted for the foreseeable future. New figures from the Centr(...)

Weak sterling: The pound has dropped to a two-year low against the euro. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Irish exporters may have to battle further falls in sterling as the Brexit crisis drags on, one expert has warned as the British pound plunged against(...)

The jobless rate is nearly three percentage points below the current euro zone average of 7. 5 per cent

The number of unemployed people fell by nearly 26,000 in the year to July, new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show. The unemploymen(...)

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