In news which will come as a shock to absolutely no one, it has emerged that Ireland is quite an expensive place to have a night out.

Cost of dinner, drinks, babysitting and transport add up to a costly luxury

SSE Airtricity announced plans to reduce its household energy prices in a move which will save its gas/electricity customers an average of €58 a year

Move will save dual fuel customers an average of €58 a year

A Nissan Qashqai: new model had ‘problems’

This week’s problems: issues with a Nissan; a long wait for fibre broadband; and an Eircom fee imposed in error

A new report by Irish gas and electricity supplier Vayu Energy shows that consistently strong supplies and reduced demand across Europe have caused the Republic’s wholesale gas prices to fall 30 per cent year on year. Photograph: Sean Yong/Reuters

Drop in global gas and oil prices benefits business but not domestic customers

‘We make ourselves like alcohol even though it is a toxin.’ A wine-tasting in Tuscany. Photograph: Getty Images

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Roll up for the battle of the holey bread

The average price of a home in Dublin is currently about €263,000. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Who will be affected by the Central Bank's proposals and what impact will they have?

The dogs Cara places in foster homes until permanent homes can be found tend to be vulnerable animals rescued from pounds or vets’ clinics, or dogs which have simply been abandoned.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Foster homes needed for abandoned animals or those rescued from pounds or vets’ clinics

Taylor Swift does not allow her music to be streamed on Spotify as she feels the financial arrangements are too miserly

New music service launches in Ireland on Thursday

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