Hannah Barry (8) and Alex Blood (7)  at the Get Your Spook Off Halloween event at St Catherine’s Church, Thomas Street. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The spooky festival has become increasingly popular, but not with the Vatican

John-Paul and Kathleen O’Connor: plans to open a factory are at an advanced stage.

Irish lives: Kerryman makes sausages and pudding so good French gourmets eat them up

Cash fares on Dublin Bus will go up by over 7 per cent while Luas fares will rise by more than 6 per cent from
November 1st. Short hop tickets on Irish Rail will climb by over 9 per cent while Bus Éireann fares will rise by an average of 5 per cent . Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Analysis: National Transport Authority sanctions fare increases on bus, Luas and rail

Supervalu has 24.6 per cent of the market, down from 24.7 per cent a year ago

Just half of one per cent separates the two stores, figures show

Seven-year-old used credit card while playing with a PS3, racking up a significant bill. Photograph: Thinkstock

Playstation credit-card charges and an involuntary change of hotel are exercising readers this week

Many families living modestly will have to come up with a lot more cash to make ends meet.

Annual spend for two-child, two-parent home-owning family shows squeezed middle still squeezed

The cost of owning and running an average-priced home bought at the height of the bubble in 2007 is €22,012 a year

Cost of owning and running average-priced home is €22,012 a year

Gavin Spokes as Francis Henshall and Alicia Davies as Roscoe/Rachel Crabbe. Photograph: Johan Persson

One Man, Two Guvnors takes the conventions of an old form of physical comedy and flips them on their heads. The result may just be(...)

Many young people envisage retirement as a time to travel to far-flung destinations.

Those hoping to travel on their retirement cannot hope to rely on the State pension

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