A standalone water utility now exists and will most likely continue to exist, but it might get a new name. File photograph: Getty Images

How are the government formation talks going? Not so well. Water is a big stumbling block, despite reports that Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his Fine Gae(...)

Image: Thinkstock/Irish Times Premedia

We live in a world of ones and zeros. Technology has improved the quality of our lives in ways that would have been unimaginable even 20 years ago, b(...)

Primal Pantry Hazelnut and Cocoa – €2.65 for 45g, €58.88 per kg

PRIMAL PANTRY HAZELNUT AND COCOA €2.65 for 45g, €58.88 per kg The alarm bells start ringing when we see the word “Paleo” on this bar’s wrapping. It(...)

Debenhams delivered a pair of shoes in two different sizes. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Brian Price starts off his letter to us with a simple question. “Any interest in a disastrous customer service experience with Debenhams?” Yes indeed(...)

“On no planet will any claim for the medicinal benefits of a feed of pints ever stand up.”

So, Toyota - the “best built cars in the world”, eh? The ruling from the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland that Toyota must stop this claim (...)

In response to the findings, the bemused car maker accused the advertising watchdog of ‘dancing on a pin head’.  Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Toyota has been told to stop claiming that its cars are the “best built” in the world by the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI) which s(...)

UFC competitor Conor McGregor, who  appeared to have announced his retirement from UFC, with sport boss Dana White later saying the Irishman had been pulled from his Las Vegas showdown with Nate Diaz. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Thousands of Irish fans of Conor McGregor could be left significantly out of pocket if the MMA fighter’s bout against Nate Diaz does not go ahead in L(...)

In excess of 4.5 million journeys were taken on city bikes across the State last year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

When a city bike scheme was first mooted for Dublin many people assumed the system would never work as the bikes would end up dumped in canals after b(...)

The legacy left behind by the coalition of Fianna Fáil and the Green Party, which left office under a black cloud of economic calamity in 2011, could (...)

Cycling locks are an essential piece of kit and it is pointless buying cheap ones. Photograph: Alan Betson

When it comes to the cost of cycling, you can spend anything from less than € 100 to well in excess of € 1,000 on a bicycle. If you spend a lot, howe(...)