There were 72,225 births registered in 2012.

A drop of 4.7 per cent in the number of births to teenage girls last year has been welcomed by the Health Service Executive’s crisis pregnancy program(...)

Jack and Emily remained top of the baby name charts last year, according to CSO figures. Photograph:	 Katie Collins/PA Wire

Jack and Emily held their places as the top baby names registered last year, official figures reveal. The Central Statistics Office said Jack r(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter welcomed the study by the Irish Prison Service and the Central Statistics Office. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Almost two-thirds of prisoners go on to reoffend within three years of their release, a new report has shown. The study by the Irish Prison Ser(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton: “We inherited an economy which was losing 90,000 jobs a year, but we are now seeing that the plan which we put in place is having an impact.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The numbers at work grew for the third successive quarter in the first three months of the year, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO). On (...)

The number of men out of work fell by 28,200 to 186,900 over the year to the end of March, while the number of women unemployed fell by 1,700. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The numbers at work grew for the third successive quarter in the first three months of the year according to the Central Statistics Office. On a seaso(...)

A prison officer in the Mountjoy Prison committal unit where prisoners spend their first night.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Almost two-thirds of prisoners go on to reoffend within three years of release, a new study has shown. The report, published this morning by the Irish(...)

 John McGuckian, chairman, at the Irish Continental Group annual general meeting, in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

The chief executive of ferry operator Irish Continental Group, has said it is too soon to predict how the British tourist market will perform this ye(...)

It is deeply unsettling to hear animals cry out in hunger. That sound was heard all too frequently in recent months to the great distress of the farme(...)

Retail sales rose by 0.2 per cent last month, rebounding from a marked slump in March, as sales of cars and electrical goods boosted numbers on the hi(...)

Visitors numbers to Ireland increased by over 56,000 - but British trips were down.

The Gathering may have caught the imagination of American tourists, but the number of British visitors to Ireland continues to decline, figures releas(...)

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