Thorntons has become something of a joke in the City for its repeated profit warnings, its failure to sell eggs at Easter or boxed chocolates at Christmas and its constant complaints about the weather being too hot or too cold – or sometimes both. Photograph: EPA

The takeover of a famous British name by an overseas bidder is usually greeted with a chorus of complaints about the erosion of the nation’s industria(...)

ChannelSight chief executive John Beckett: ‘What’s cutting edge is what we’ve developed for after the customer clicks the buy-it-now button.’

Irish technology firm ChannelSight has signed a partnership with Mondelez International that will see the multinational company use its ecommerce tec(...)

Going, going, gone: shrinkflation leads to ‘price increases by stealth’, says Dermott Jewell of the Consumer Association of Ireland. Photograph: Thinkstock

A reader recently bought a Brunch ice cream but, rather than bringing her joy, it saddened her greatly. On the packaging she was promised a thick c(...)

Cadbury said it planned to launch an appeal against the claim, describing the dispute as “one of interpretation”. Photograph: Joel Ryan/PA Wire

Cadbury has been hit with a new Rs5.7 billion (€84 million) tax claim in India in relation to allegations that the Dairy Milk chocolate producer claim(...)

Aw, go on: April Keith at a tea stand in Kurdistan; tea – drunk black and strong as tar, with plenty of sugar – is the foundation of Kurdish hospitality and a gesture Keith never turns down, as it leads to rare experiences: “I’ve sat on top of a mountain at a border outpost drinking tea with two peshmerga soldiers, rifles over their shoulders”

Four years ago I became an economic statistic when I lost my job. I used the opportunity to return to college, having dropped out at 19, and then to r(...)

‘The best thing about the James Joyce is the atmosphere. As soon as you walk in, you can tell it’s a great place to have a pint.’

The Irish Times’ Generation Emigration project is on the hunt for the best Irish pub in the world outside Ireland. The following is one of the nomi(...)

In February, we asked Irish people around the world to write a ‘love letter’ to their favourite Irish pub overseas. Over the course of the month, more than 1,500 people in 41 countries wrote to us.

An Irish Times search for the world’s best Irish pub (outside Ireland) has named its top 10. They are: the Auld Shillelagh, London, UK; Bubbles O’L(...)

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton:  the job losses were “a reminder to us that every day is a battle”. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton has said the owners of Cadbury were committed to an €11.7 million investment at its Coolock plant. Owners Mondelez I(...)

In 2010, Cadbury/Kraft employed 1,130 people here. Photograph: Alan Betson

When Kraft swooped on Cadbury back in 2009 there was trepidation at what this might mean for the chocolate company’s workforce here. There was great w(...)

From the end of 2015 the Irish Cadbury plant will no longer produce wafer Time Out bars and pink Snack chocolate wafers.

Cadbury-owner Mondelez has decided to wave goodbye to one of our national tea-time gems; the Pink Snack bar.The announcement comes following news that(...)