Chronic heart disease was by far the most common underlying condition among those who died with Covid-19. Photograph: iStock

More than 93 per cent of people who died with coronavirus in the State had an underlying condition (1,568 people), according to Central Statistics Off(...)

The youth unemployment rate stood at 45.3 per cent.

The State’s unemployment rate has risen sharply again in the wake of new restrictions to contain coronavirus. After five months of decline, the Covid(...)

The figures are likely to fuel criticism that insurers have been seeking to make up for years of heavy motor losses around the middle of the last decade by making above-average profits in recent times. File photograph: Getty

Insurers operating in the Republic saw profits on motor coverage lines surge by 9 per cent to €142 million last year, as the loss ratio hovered around(...)

Covid-19 does not seem to have caused a large increase in mortality statistics, as new figures show the number of deaths in September was “broadly in line” with previous years’ mortality statistics. Photograph: iStock

Covid-19 does not seem to have caused a large increase in mortality statistics, in September as new figures show the number of deaths in that month wa(...)

Rob Rankin, managing director of Vagabond Tours. Photograph: Rob Rankin

September is normally one of the busiest months for tour operator Vagabond, but this season was completely wiped out due to Covid-19, according to its(...)

Ryanair and Aer Lingus are cutting further flights from regional airports as Covid-19 travel restrictions decimate bookings, the airlines told politic(...)

The annual volume of other retail sales, which includes supermarkets, was up 23.9 per cent. Photograph: Neil Hall/ Reuters

Retail sales rose by 1.5 per cent in September boosted by car and DIY sales but several sectors, including bars, were still well behind pre-pandemic l(...)

The CSO’s Jim Dalton said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has had a considerable impact on the Irish Labour Market in 2020.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Nearly 12 per cent of under 60s in Ireland were living in jobless households in the second quarter of 2020, according to the Central Statistics Office(...)

The average disposable income of Irish households stood at €53,118 in 2019

The average disposable income of Irish households rose by nearly 30 per cent between the financial crisis and last year, according to the Central Stat(...)

Toyota Yaris: Well-worked evolution of a popular supermini, but larger 1.5-litre engine seems the better buy while hybrid makes most sense. Facing stiff competition from impressive rivals.

It’s understandable if motorists feel put upon these days. In the biggest spending budget in the history of the State, smokers and motorists were the (...)

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