Remember back in 2008 when we all flocked to Facebook leaving nothing but dust balls and decaying status updates on Bebo? And then, somehow, AOL was c(...)

 Wexford nurses collect €2.8 million Lotto jackpot...	 1:41

“The Lotties”, a group of 17 nurses from Wexford General Hospital, have collected a €2.8 million Lotto jackpot they won on December 10th. Each winner’(...)

A casino patron exhales vapour from an e-cigarette in Las Vegas. A study carried out by the internationally regarded Cochrane Library has found a third of long-term smokers were able to cut their cigarette consumption in half by using e-cigarettes. Photograph: Sandy Huffaker/New York Times

(...) public health policies. “So there is opposition to them from a number of quarters,” he told a London(...)

News that Intercontinental Hotels Group has signed a deal to hang its premier brand over  the Four Seasons in Ballsbridge is proof that Ireland is back in vogue. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

(...) room) as the reason.The US consumer economy is back on its not inconsiderable feet, so the big US hotel(...)

Caryna Camerino, with cakes from  Camerino Bakery, Capel street. Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke

(...) industry, but not of consumer interest groups.In the US, the Center for Science in the Public Interest(...)

Eric Rosenfeld, a start-up executive, and Roy Bahat, head of Bloomberg Beta, a venture capital fund looking to stand out from the crowd. It is cultivating a group called Future Founders for people it has identified as likely investment opportunities. Photograph: James Cham via The New York Times

(...) million for its first fund, is focused on consumer technology companies. Charitable causes In addition to(...)

Aisling Jones: arranging car hire in advance kept transport costs to about €30 a person for the week, including petrol. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

(...) consumer bible Which?, flights on a Tuesday cost about 35 per cent less than those leaving on a Friday(...)

Catherine McCarthy, Teagasc, Emma Harrington, Glanbia and Tim Guinee, Teagasc, at the Teagasc Gateways event on dairy process innovation at Teagasc Food Research Centre in Moorepark

(...).On innovation he said that while science is at the core it must be commercially driven using consumer insights(...)

‘Reforming the tax system for most people means that they should pay less and others more. Most of the tax proposals from the left rely on the 5 per cent of households earning over €100,000 per annum paying a lot more. This appears pleasant to the other 95 per cent, but remember this group of just 130,000 households is already paying half of all income tax.’  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times 2:22

(...) quarter showed barely any overall growth and consumer spending remains flat. Most indicators suggest a(...)

Direct action: anti-water charge protestors occupy O’Connell Bridge, Dublin.Photograph: Dave  Meehan

(...) arts ministers should be artists, finance ministers should be economists and health ministers should be(...)