The increase in household wealth over the first quarter of 2019 was driven by households’ financial assets, which rose by €13.7 billion. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish households are, on paper at least, richer than at any other time in the history of the State, according to the Central Bank. It estimates the(...)

 The slide in Irish consumer sentiment comes as British prime minister Boris Johnson says he is committed to taking Britain out of the EU by October 31st. Photograph: Will Oliver/Pool via Bloomberg

Irish consumer sentiment has slumped to a near five-year low amid signs the UK may crash out of the European Union without a deal. The latest KBC Ban(...)

Labour productivity typically measures the value of work done in an economy over time

Labour productivity in the Republic has been growing at three times the EU rate since 2000, new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show.(...)

The Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland  plans to impose stricter rules that will stop providers promising “fibre” in their broadband adverts when the connections still rely on ageing copper lines

Irish telcos may soon face a clampdown on how they market their broadband products amid a spike in complaints about so-called “fake fibre” adverts. T(...)

Most Irish businesses (58 per cent ) still use traditional methods of finance such as bank loans.

Irish SMEs are three times more likely to use bank debt as their UK counterparts, according to a survey by financial services firm Smith & William(...)

The value of goods exports for the period January and February 2019 was €26.3bn, an increase of nearly €4bn  or 17%   when compared with the first two months of 2018. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish exports to Britain jumped 10 per cent in April, and remain strong despite the Brexit turmoil, according to latest trade figures. They show expo(...)

Freight at Dublin Port: the State  had a trade surplus of €6.3bn  in February.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish exports to Britain jumped 16 per cent in February despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, the latest trade statistics reveal. According to (...)

The 2,850-guest Celebrity Eclipse arriving into Dublin to become the first cruise ship to be based  at the port. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish and UK cruise passenger numbers hit a record two million last year, figures from the Cruise Lines International Association show. The associati(...)

 Walkers and cyclists on the Waterford Greenway. The chief executive of Irish travel website Hostelworld, Gary Morrison, says Hostelworld is optimistic about its future growth. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish travel website Hostelworld has reported a drop in revenue and profit for last year in what it described as a “highly competitive market”. But t(...)

Workers in the domestic sector, which excludes multinationals such as Apple, added an average €47.87 to the value of the economy for every hour they worked in 2017, which  was less than the OECD average. Photograph: EPA

Irish workers may be only half as productive as OECD data published earlier this week suggests, according to figures from the Central Statistics Offic(...)

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