PwC pointed to measures introduced by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to incentivise later retirement in the public sector. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

The State could boost the economy’s long-term GDP by 9.2 per cent, or about €27 billion, by encouraging and supporting over-55s to continue working, a(...)

New  technologies  mean  less educated young people ‘could face major challenges’, PwC has said. Photograph: iStock

Ireland’s gross domestic product (GDP), a measure of our economic activity, could get a €10 billion boost if more young people were in education, empl(...)

If Ireland was to bring its employment rate for workers aged over 55 in line with Sweden, the resulting long-term GDP boost could be as much as  5.4 per cent, PwC said.

Ireland’s long-term GDP could be boosted by around €15 billion if the employment rate for workers over 55 increased substantially, according to a new (...)

Unexpected performance: Chancellor Philip Hammond leaves No 10 Downing Street with foreign secretary Boris Johnson on Thursday after an extended Cabinet meeting. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Britain unexpectedly posted its smallest budget deficit for any August since 2007, helped by record sales tax revenues that could give chancellor of t(...)

UK retail sales rose 2.1 per cent from a year earlier. Photograph: iStock

UK retail sales rebounded in the second quarter, climbing the most since 2013 as warm weather tempted shoppers, according to the British Retail Consor(...)

“Hello, give me your job.” Transportation and storage, manufacturing and retail roles are most likely to be automated, says report

Jobs will change rather than disappear over the next decade as robots are increasingly used in the world of work, a study says. Up to a third of exis(...)