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(...)

Prof John FitzGerald’s research suggests that  in the event of a hard Brexit, the only way the North could stay in the EU is by leaving the UK, which opens up the possibility of a united Ireland. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Irish reunification would come at a high price for the Republic, reducing income and living standards by as much as 15 per cent, a new study has found(...)

Central Bank figures show the net worth of Irish households rose to a record €732 billion in the first quarter of 2018, equating to €150,768 per person. Photograph: iStockphoto/Thinkstock/Getty

Many won’t be feeling it but Irish households are now, on paper at least, wealthier than they were during the boom thanks to the rapid recovery in hou(...)

Irish travel website Hostelworld says the unusually hot weather in Europe this summer has led to a “softness” in bookings. “If these trends continue (...)

Irish consumers pay excise of €3.19 on a standard bottle of wine and €6.37 on sparkling wine.

Irish consumers downed a record 9.1 million cases of wine last year, despite complaints from the trade that the excise duty on wine is too high. The (...)

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