Three million standard chickens are sold in Ireland each week, as well as 65,000 free-range chickens. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Less than 10 years ago the writing seemed to be on the wall for chickens. They weren’t facing extinction, but the knives were out and they weren’t (...)

Regional flight bookings may come with lower cabin baggage allowances than those offered on domestic flights

The issue of excess baggage and checked-in versus cabin baggage is always guaranteed to annoy people, but we came across a story recently that is b(...)

No matter how much pocket money a child gets, they should always be taught to put aside 10 per cent

(...), says he “certainly wouldn’t advocate a protectionist stance”. He admonishes Pricewatch for even(...)

Santa Claus school in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last week: It’s easy to forget what Christmas is about, which is Santa Clause travelling to Bethlehem and climbing down the stable’s chimney. Photograph: Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty

Aldi: Given the season that’s in it, the letter A should really stand for Advent – and in another, more godly world, it does. But in the world(...)

There are more than 25 billion one and two cent coins in circulation across the EU, costing more than €400 million. Photograph: Ulrich Baumgarten via Getty Images

This week, the Central Bank will publish details of how it plans to phase out one and two cent coins from widespread circulation. The coins will re(...)

U2 tickets were going for a premium on Seatwave. Photograph: Jordi Vidal/Redferns

Fergal Clancy is a U2 fan and he is not happy. “How can Ticketmaster stand over and promote ticket sales on Seatwave at more than double the face v(...)

Your sausage is in the post

Sir, – Conor Pope (Pricewatch, October 19th) gives a five-star recommendation for vegan sausages(...)

Modern Halloween products on display in a shop. Photographs: Koen Van Weel/AFP/Getty

What has happened to Halloween? The ancient festival has gone from being a children’s party to a major event for Irish adults. Last year, we spent (...)

With this new branch of science, human behaviour is not assumed, it is observed and experimented upon. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

I’ve never liked food shopping or supermarkets. I especially don’t like navigating overlit aisles after a busy day in an air-conditioned office. It(...)

Customer was told that an 18-month term had been applied

Gerard McCormack has been in touch to complain “about being provided with inaccurate information upon signing up to UPC broadband in October 2014”.(...)