Tesco’s real problem comes with a German accent. It is struggling to come to terms with the threat posed by Aldi and, to a lesser extent, Lidl. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

German retailers Aldi and Lidl are the main reason for the Tesco decline

Tesco remains the most supermarket, but the new figures covering the 12 weeks up to the end of March, show its market share falling from 27.5 per cent at the end of March last year to its current level of 26 per cent. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Irish-owned retailer now less than one per cent behind supermarket frontrunner

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Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea: looks like he might have experienced the GAA’s customer service. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

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Lily Cole, who says working in fashion opened her eyes to thinking about economics as a vehicle for change Photograph: John Lamparski/WireImage

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