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(...)

In Ireland, workers add an average of $99.50 (€87) to the value of the economy every hour they work, according to the OECD. Photograph: Suzie Howell/New York Times

Irish workers are now officially the most productive in the world, adding an average of $99.50 (€87) to the value of the economy every hour they work,(...)

Shipping containers at Dublin Port. Exports and imports both slipped back in November. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish goods exports to Britain, the Republic’s largest EU trading partner, fell 4 per cent to €12.8 billion in the first 11 months of last year, the l(...)

Goodbody analyst Dermot O’Leary expressed surprise at how little sterling had moved in the past week.

Irish currency specialists believe the risk of a no-deal Brexit – the worst case scenario – has receded in recent months and that sterling is now more(...)

Activity among Irish construction firms has now increased for 57 successive months. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish construction activity accelerated in November amid a sharp pick-up in housing construction, the latest snapshot of the industry from Ulster Bank(...)

Irish households in the 35-44 age bracket remain highly indebted since the crash.

Irish households are, on paper at least, more than 75 per cent wealthier than they were at the low point of recession. According to Central Bank’s la(...)

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