Our virtual Tesco shop of the same 30 items costs €132.64 in the Republic and €112.02 in the North, a difference of more than 20 per cent. Photograph: Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images

Earlier this summer, the Guardian asked families in seven cities, including Dublin, to do a comparable grocery shop and send in their receipts. Dub(...)

Joe Beirne with bags of ice at his Battlebridge Campsite, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Brian Farrell.

Households and businesses in parts of Co Roscommon have been forced to buy in drinking water for more than a year – including ice cubes sourced from (...)

It’s that time of the year again... File photograph: Frank Miller

1. The Rose of Tralee festival is gearing up and will appear on your telly for two days next week. It is enough to give you that sinking feeling that (...)

SuperValu last night moved to clarify a newspaper report which yesterday claimed the supermarket chain was involved in a boycott of Israeli products due to the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

Supervalu last night moved to clarify a newspaper report which yesterday claimed the supermarket chain was involved in a boycott of Israeli products d(...)

Protesters hold up placards reading ‘Boycott Israel’ during a demonstration showing solidarity with Palestinians in Paris, France. A number of Irish businesses have publicly announced their decision to boycott Israeli goods. Photograph: Christophe Karaba/EPA

Irish trade union Mandate has released a petition calling on Irish food retailers to cease selling Israeli produce. The Mandate petition, entitled ‘St(...)

Supervalu is breathing down Tesco’s neck in the race to be the Republic’s largest retailer and despite recording a fall in sales over the last quarter there is now less than one per cent separating the two supermarket chains, according to the latest figures from retail analysts Kantar World Panel.

Supervalu is breathing down Tesco’s neck in the race to be the Republic’s largest retailer and despite recording a fall in sales over the last quarter(...)

€99.99 Aldi is also branching out into smartphones, with the Medion Life E4001. The Android smartphone has a 4-inch touchscreen and is powered b(...)

€99.99 Tablets for children are becoming an increasingly common sight as companies try to tap into a growing market for junior electronics. From (...)

Tesco logos sit on the handles of shopping carts, stored outside a Tesco Extra Supermarket. Tesco had its worst sales decline in two decades, Kantar Worldpanel data showed today. Photo: Bloomberg

Tesco had its worst sales decline in the UK two decades, Kantar Worldpanel data showed today, a week after Britain’s largest supermarket company sa(...)

‘I had been paying for more than six months for a service that did not work properly,’ says our reader of UPC Horizon

Horizons not broadened by this UPC ‘upgrade’ About six months ago, Michael O’Doherty from Dublin upgraded to a UPC Horizon bundle, having alre(...)