In the first seven months of the year, new car registrations were 30 per cent ahead of the same period last year. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

(...) shiny new car in the driveway? In all other sectors consumers are cautious. Take cars out of the mix and(...)

Companies were forced to repay the exchequer a record €21 million in back-tax following more than 200 audits in 2013. Photograph: Getty Images

(...) figures show the credit is used predominantly by multinational firms and other large employers in the tech(...)

Carol Bellamy: “People are now taking a more cautious approach when spending large sums on their interiors, an approach that sits very well with me”

(...)-led interiors, either at home or in the corporate environment, with one eye on design and the other on the(...)

Attitudes to breastfeeding

(...) acknowledge the rights of the other person in the breastfeeding relationship, namely the baby. Babies are(...)

Boys play soccer in Marikana’s Nkaneng township in front of the Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine in Rustenburg, South Africa. Photograph: Reuters

(...) industry”. The development will likely be used as an example of solidarity to other sectors across the(...)

Farmers protesting in Dublin city centre in 2013 against low milk pricing. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

(...) headlines, other agri-food sectors are also hurting, the union said. The UFU has cautioned against(...)

 A businessman watches a display showing global stock markets  in Tokyo. Photograph:  EPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

(...) the same time last year, a trend confirmed by Ibec surveys. Some sectors, such as IT and technology(...)

Irish who bought property in London are benefiting from a boom.  Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

(...) a combination of the UK housing boom, the strength of sterling and a couple of other factors. The(...)

Empty pot: charities are facing funding shortfalls after the departure of Chuck Feeney. Photograph: Peter Dazeley/Photographer’s Choice/Getty

(...) from 2012, the State provided about €6 billion of the not-for-profit sector’s total income of €10(...)

New Hyundai store in Bluewater Shopping Centre

(...) customer service,” he says. “Looking around me I could see how successfully other sectors had moved to(...)