The State Examinations Commission says a significant minority of candidates are struggling to complete simple procedures.

Leaving Cert examiners have expressed concern at the lack of basic skills of some students sitting the higher level maths paper. In a report publishe(...)

Primal Pantry Hazelnut and Cocoa – €2.65 for 45g, €58.88 per kg

PRIMAL PANTRY HAZELNUT AND COCOA €2.65 for 45g, €58.88 per kg The alarm bells start ringing when we see the word “Paleo” on this bar’s wrapping. It(...)

Bert Williams with new British record cod

Bert Williams from Prenton, Wirral, in Liverpool, is celebrating after landing the biggest cod ever caught by a British angler, according to a report(...)

For a nice watercress purée: pick a handful of watercress and blanch it in boiling water with a handful of organic baby spinach. Refresh in ice water and blend until super smooth

Wild garlic, watercress, rocket: all of these greens appear in abundance in April. Wild garlic has become so popular that now you see it in some supe(...)

Glanbia lost 1.2 per cent at €18 in line with several industry rivals as major London food conference got under way.

Volatility across global financial markets is at a two-month low as signs that central banks will keep borrowing costs lower for longer settled invest(...)

Ryanair closing up nearly 3 per cent at €13.60, which was roughly in line with its European rivals. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

World equity markets capped a fifth week of gains yesterday, their best run in more than two years, as a 2016 high for oil, the dollar’s recent decli(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange:  Wall Street edged up early on Thursday as FedEx and GE shares lifted the industrials sector. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

European equities ended lower yesterday, dragged down by exporters as the euro strengthened against the dollar after the US Federal Reserve flagged fe(...)

Wall Street reversed course and slipped sharply into the red in volatile trading on Thursday . By early evening, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 107.41 points, or 0.63 per cent, at 16,892.95, the S&P 500 was down 10.84 points, or 0.54 per cent, at 1,978.42 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 31.36 points, or 0.67 per cent, at 4,643.02.

The euro see-sawed on Thursday as major new stimulus measures by the European Central Bank were offset by a signal from ECB chief Mario Draghi that it(...)

Over €16.5 million in compensation was paid in 2014 to people infected with hepatitis C and HIV by contaminated blood products from the Blood Transfusion Service Board more than two decades ago. File photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

More than €16.5 million in compensation was paid in 2014 to people infected with hepatitis C and HIV by contaminated blood products from the Blood Tra(...)

Séamus Harnedy is one of six changes for Cork’s game against dublin at Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cork hurlers come to Dublin on Saturday looking for their first win of the current Allianz League Division One A campaign and manager Kieran Kingston (...)