Growing paings: Nobody believes our GDP numbers any more. Photograph: iStock

The Central Statistics Office unleashed a slew of economic data this week. It shows, among other things, that the Irish economy is booming again, and (...)

With up to 7.5 million pints of Guinness expected to be downed on St Patrick’s Day alone, the Diageo-owned brand was estimated to be worth €2.1 billion in 2017. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Guinness has again topped the list of Ireland’s most valuable brands, coming ahead of AIB and Penneys owner Primark in the latest rankings by London-b(...)

ComReg’s latest  report says  just over 84%  of all fixed broadband subscriptions were equal to or greater than 10 megabits per second, up from 79.8%  in the fourth quarter of 2016

Despite the negative headlines, broadband services in the Republic are getting better. Regulator ComReg’s latest quarterly report on the electronics c(...)

President Donald Trump: accelerated gap in wealth unleashed a backlash against the political establishment in Europe and the US. Photograph: Michael Reynolds

Brexit, the election of Donald Trump and the rise of anti-establishment parties across Europe can all be traced back to the massive and unprecedented (...)

A ‘hard’ Brexit could mean a customs nightmare for companies whose cross-border trade goes in both directions.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Brexit could hit cross-Border trade in Ireland harder than previously thought, according to a study by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESR(...)

The study found that  Irish graduates are well regarded, but also noted shortages in areas such as coding

A shortage of talent in Ireland’s IT sector is fuelling wage growth, which is nearly three times the national average, a new study has revealed. The (...)

Bet-on-lottery operators such as Lottoland allow consumers play National Lottery and EuroMillions draws here without actually buying a ticket. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Controversial lotto betting website Lottoland, which launched in Ireland last year, has had its app removed from Apple stores amid allegations of fake(...)

Dermot Desmond: has a  24 per cent stake in MPD and a 28 per cent shareholding in Kennady. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Nasdaq-listed diamond producer Mountain Province Diamonds (MPD) and exploration group Kennady Diamonds, both of which are linked to Irish financier De(...)

Global Student Accommodation’s student residence at New Mill, Dublin 8

Bank of Ireland plans to fund €144 million worth of purpose-built student accommodation over next two years, with a particular focus on Dublin and Cor(...)

Ulster Bank’s  latest PMI recorded the fastest increase in construction employment for six months with firms responding to rising workloads by taking on extra staff. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish construction sector’s strong start to the year continues, with the latest Ulster Bank construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) showing (...)

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