Dan O Brien

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After three years of decline up to 2010, international flows of migrants have since rebounded, according to a new report on migration trends published(...)

The issues the IPA highlighted two years ago as being most urgently in need of reform are being addressed “to varying degrees”.

Progress on reforming the public sector has been patchy but not without successes, according to a report published today by the Institute of Public Ad(...)

There has been much talk recently of the failings of private businesses which provide care to the old and the young. Scandals involving crèches and nu(...)

Tax revenues in the first five months of the year were slightly ahead of Government expectations. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tax revenues in the first five months of the year were slightly ahead of Government expectations, while non-tax revenue was more than €1 billion highe(...)

Just 1 per cent of Irish companies have cut their employees’ wages and salaries in the past five years, according to new research by economists at the(...)

Prices have been broadly stable since the  precipitous 50 per cent decline in   the five years to early 2012. Photograph: Frank Miller

House prices across the State rose in April for the first time since last November, new data from the Central Statistics Office shows. The figures ind(...)

Former attorney general Peter Sutherland said the 1987 Crotty judgmenthas forced successive Irish governments to take “extreme minimalist” positions in negotiations on EU treaty changes. Photograph:  Frank Miller

Former attorney general Peter Sutherland has criticised Irish judges in relation to a range of decisions made on EU treaty changes and the manner in w(...)

A car set on fire  following riots in the Stockholm suburb of Kista May 21st, 2013. Photograph: Reuters

Riots in Sweden last week caused intense debate in that country about how immigrants integrate into society. The murder in a Woolwich street nine days(...)

The social welfare office on Bishop Street, Dublin. The fact that much of the increase in employment is accounted for by part-timers has been disparaged by many, and for those who need more hours it is plainly unsatisfactory, but keeping people working in any form is important. Photograph: Frank Miller

Most indicators thus far in 2013 have suggested the recovery, such as it is, weakened compared with the second half of last year. That gave cause t(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton: “We inherited an economy which was losing 90,000 jobs a year, but we are now seeing that the plan which we put in place is having an impact.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The numbers at work grew for the third successive quarter in the first three months of the year, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO). On (...)

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