Job creation and immigration bolster our resilient recovery
The numbers at work in the economy have surpassed two million and more people are immigrating to Ireland than emigrating from it.
These were the big, headline-grabbing messages from, respectively, the most important economic data release of the quarter and the latest annual estimates of people moving in and out of the country.
Tuesday's two sets of figures gave a huge amount to digest. Let's delve deeper into the employment developments first.