More than half of firms in Dublin are likely to invest in IT infrastructure in the coming year

Nearly one-third of SMEs intend to invest in IT infrastructure over the next 12 months, with this figure rising to 56 per cent in the case of firms w(...)

Repak has urged consumers to recycle as much as possible over Christmas. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Irish people will use enough glass over Christmas to bottle over 1.2 million cases of wine, according to recycling body Repak, in a reminder to season(...)

Rising up: legal firms are reporting growth in business across a variety of areas, but the property, construction and conveyancing headings are out in front. Photograph: Edwin Tuyay/Bloomberg

Ireland’s law firms have a reputation for being conservative, cautious and closed. With some notable exceptions, they don’t seem particularly keen to (...)

New EU labelling rules are designed to help consumers make more informed choices. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Nearly a quarter of Irish food and drink companies say new EU labelling regulations, due to come into force in December, will stop them investing in t(...)

A coffee farmer holds freshly picked coffee cherries. Photograph: Cedric Arnold

If you are one of the 30 per cent of coffee drinkers in Ireland who opts for a cappucino for your morning brew, you are likely to be “full of life, en(...)

Orlaith Blaney, chief executive of McCann Blue Dublin: “It’s encouraging agencies are generally more positive in their outlook not just for their own agencies but for the industry as a whole.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The love between advertising agencies and their clients does not always run smooth, as this year’s “industry census” by the Institute of Advertising P(...)

A new price comparison service is aiming to make online shopping easier for Irish consumers, comparing prices from hundreds of retailers, including ho(...)

Managing director of Trilogy Technologies, Edel Creely, who chairs the Irish Software Association, also involved in producing the report, argues that a number of tax measures could accelerate the growth.

Three out of four homegrown technology companies plan to hire more staff this year as they anticipate significant growth, a re(...)

A major new report on the construction sector has forecast an increase of 30 percent in output over the next four years and the creation of abo(...)

People are most likely to seek out better deals on car insurance, mobile phones, broadband and electricity. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Irish households can together save almost €2 billion each year by switching key services, with individual “po(...)