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(...)

Some 41 per cent had a Leaving Cert or post-Leaving Cert course qualification.  Photograph: iStock

The highest education level attained by more than half of prisoners is Junior Certificate or less, according to new figures from the Central Statistic(...)

The average length of stay on outbound trips was 7.2 nights. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Irish residents took more than 21 million overnight trips last year, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The number of(...)

When those on the Covid-19 payments are excluded, the CSO said the unemployment rate rose to 5.4 per cent in September from 5.2 per cent in August.

The State’s jobless rate fell to 14.7 per cent at the end of September from 15.3 per cent a month earlier. The decline was only marginal and less tha(...)

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