Irish consumers spent a record €28.4 billion on their Visa cards in 2014, an increase of 32 per cent on 2013. (Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

Irish consumers spent a record €28.4 billion on their Visa cards in 2014, an increase of 32 per cent on 2013, as online shopping rose to almost €5.6 (...)

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Volatility, it appears, is back. After two years of remarkable calm, investor jitters have returned. It’s not simply that stocks are declining; there (...)

Petrogas owner Joe Barrett pictured at  the Applegreen Motorway Service Area on the M11 in Wicklow.

Irish fuel group Petrogas is considering floating its Applegreen service station business on the stock market next year. The Dublin-based compa(...)

 Bolands Mill at Grand Canal Dock, which figured in the 1916 Rising, was built by the Pim brothers in 1837

The history of Dublin falls into familiar categories, packaged for the convenience of the secondary-school curriculum, popular history and the tourist(...)

Goldie Hawn. Photograph from the book Paparazzo: The Elio Sorci Collection

The paparazzi get a bad press, with variations on the same story appearing in broadsheets every few months: a photographer hiding in the bushes; a (...)

The 399sq m (4,303sq ft) Dublin 4 building  gets a rent of €150,000

With private investors now constantly seeking out well-located retail investments in Dublin city and suburbs, Lisney is expecting strong interest in t(...)

 Burger King is asking €2.25 million

Two prime retail investments – one at the Ilac Centre and the other on nearby Parnell Street – hit the market this week through Savills.Unit 1 at the (...)

  Protesters demanding higher wages and unionisation for fast food workers block traffic near Times Square, New York,  on September 4th. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images 1:59

The “Fight For 15” campaign is such a part of Danielle Wilson’s life that her four-year-old son David knows the demonstrators’ chants off by heart. Wh(...)

 Pfizer has approached Actavis to express its interest in an acquisition that could allow the US drugmaker to move overseas and reduce taxes. Photo: Bloomberg

Ireland is back at the centre of the controversy over corporate inversion as it emerged that drug giant Pfizer has approached Irish-headquartered Acta(...)

Laura Boylan, (right) from Skerries, Co Dublin meeting  Kevin O’Brien, minister for advanced education and skills with the gGovernment of Newfoundland and Labrador at the Working International Expo at the Clyde Court Hotel in Dublin today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times 2:30

The Irish economy may be showing signs of recovery, but for the hundreds of people who lined up at the Working International Expo in Ballsbridge today(...)