The Department of Public Expenditure found that by 2031 more than a quarter of a million inhabitants in Ireland will be aged over 80 years. Photograph: Getty Images

Whether you are an older person needing support at home or the loved one trying to organise it, the help has to be the right fit. If you use a privat(...)

According to recent data from Eurofound, Ireland had one of the highest rates of home-working during lockdown. Photograph: iStock

The Republic had the fourth-highest rate of people working from home in the EU last year, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO). As part o(...)

The resilience of the tax base has kept the Government’s expected budget deficit for 2020 much lower, relatively speaking, than elsewhere. It’s expected to be  some €21bn. A few months ago we were predicting a €30bn hole in the public finances. Photograph: Getty Images

According to Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ireland’s national debt was €204 billion or 57 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) at the end of la(...)

Ireland’s €12.5bn corporation tax windfall is linked to the strong performance of its  multinational sector

The Department of Finance is expecting another surge in corporation tax this year despite a severe global recession arising from coronavirus. In a fo(...)

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Irish Government generated a budgetary surplus and saw debt as a percentage of income fall to its lowest level in (...)

Grafton Street in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

To properly assess the current stage of the pandemic, it is more useful to start with the most serious outcome – death – than with case numbers. In m(...)

More than half of confirmed cases of Covid-19 are now linked to an outbreak – which is defined as two or more cases in the same location and time – wi(...)

Davy: “If sustained, the recovery in transaction volumes could pose a small upside risk to our forecast for mortgage lending of €7.3 billion in 2020.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Davy Stockbrokers says there has been a faster-than-expected pick-up in activity in the Irish property market that may prompt an upward revision in it(...)

Some 20.8 per cent of those working in the health and social work sectors were the most likely to report being “always” under pressure. Photograph: Dave Meehan

More than a third of Irish workers say they are “always or often” under pressure at work, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO). Those wor(...)

Other sectors that were lower included professional, scientific and technical activities.

The value of monthly services output in August was down almost 9 per cent year-on-year, but there was a slight recovery when compared with July, accor(...)

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