The report examined efforts by member states to reduce emissions from three key sources: livestock, chemical fertilisers and manure, and land use.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Ireland is one of just three EU member states to record an increase in greenhouse gas emissions from livestock over the past seven years and is one of(...)

The IMF estimated that about a third of the required investment would need to be on climate-sensitive infrastructure relating to energy supply, transport, water and waste. Photograph: EPA

The Republic will need to invest €20 billion annually for next 10 years in climate-related infrastructures and mitigation measures to achieve the emis(...)

The decline in inequality was driven by strong employment growth over the period – the 2008 financial crisis being an exception – and the State’s progressive tax and benefit system.   Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Republic appears to be one the few developed countries that has avoided an increase in income inequality over the past three decades, according to(...)

“Ireland had one of the most stringent lockdowns in Europe through 2020 and such a decision would make Ireland an outlier once again.”

Ireland risks being an outlier in Europe again if there is a major extension to the current lockdown, Goodbody stockbrokers has warned. Amid speculat(...)

‘Countries which devoted more resources to unemployment supports, such as Ireland and Spain, were also those in which unemployment protection played an important role in cushioning inequality.’ Photograph:  Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Ireland’s tax and welfare system reduced income inequality in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, according to a study by the Economic and Social R(...)

Oxfam’s The Inequality Virus report was published to coincide with the opening day of the 51st World Economic Forum, normally held in the Swiss Alpine town of Davos, but which is taking place online this year. File photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland’s nine billionaires saw their collective fortunes rise by €3.28 billion last year despite the deepest global recession in decades, Oxfam has h(...)

The Irish Homebuilders Association estimates that Ireland needs 33,000-36,000 new housing units a year to meet demand. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Republic is attempting to meet 21st century housing demand with a 20th century planning system, according to the Irish Homebuilders Association (I(...)

Ireland’s rent prices are the fourth highest in Europe. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland is the 13th most expensive country in the world to live, according to price-comparison website Numbeo. The rankings are based on the average(...)

The State could transform itself ‘from climate laggard to climate leader’, according to a new report, which highlights the State’s potential to champion green investment in the post-pandemic era.

The State could transform itself “from climate laggard to climate leader”, according to a new report, which highlights Irish potential to champion gre(...)

Supermac’s and Papa John Pizza Counter at the Kinnegad Plaza: City centre locations have been hit hard but turnover and footfall in out-of-town outlets has held up relatively well.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s hospitality sector could take up to four years to recover from the Covid-19 crisis, Supermac’s owner Pat McDonagh has warned. He described (...)

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