Out-of-home ads for Diageo vodka brand Smirnoff, McDonald’s, Eir and Mondelez-owned Cadbury. Montage: PML Group

It was back to business as usual on Ireland’s billboards last year, as Guinness owner Diageo reclaimed its position as the biggest out-of-home adverti(...)

The European Court of Justice had already ruled the bar had not acquired the necessary “distinctive character”. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

The UK high court has ruled Nestlé cannot trademark the shape of its four-finger KitKat. The groundbreaking decision follows a long dispute with Cad(...)

A 36.6-metre (120-foot) tall gold-colored statue of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong is surrounded by farmland in Tongxu County in central China’s Henan province. According to Chinese state media, businessmen and local villagers contributed nearly 3 million yuan ($457,000) to build the cement statue. Photograph: Chinatopix via AP
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Image of the week: The Golden Mao It’s not every day that a 36.6m (120 ft) gold-painted figure of a man gets erected in the middle of farmland in c(...)

Fionnuala Walsh trains off the west Clare coast

Fionnuala Walsh’s mother couldn’t swim, so she made sure her six children could. Growing up on the Shannon Estuary, the record-breaking long-distance(...)

T-commerce and shoppable content will revolutionise the e-commerce industry, according to ChannelSight co-founder Niall O’Gorman (left). photograph: david cantwell

T-commerce could be the new e-commerce. What is T-commerce, you ask? Well, it’s trading via a smart TV or tablet. That’s not to say e-commerce is dead(...)

Smoked salmon, fillet steak and organic yogurt are some of the luxury foods enjoyed by dissident republican prisoners in Portlaoise Prison, according to recently released records.

Fillet steak, smoked salmon, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, organic yogurt, Camembert cheese and Green & Black’s chocolate are some of the luxury fo(...)

Former Milk Tray Man James Coombes: chatty but confectionery-free. Photograph: Cadbury/PA Wire

Cadbury is searching for a new Milk Tray Man to dress in black and make unsolicited visits to the homes of single women, leaving behind a box of choco(...)

Mondelez, the owner of chocolate producer Cadbury, has reported a drop in revenue. Photograph: PA.

Mondelez International, the maker of Cadbury chocolates and Oreo cookies, has reported an 18 per cent fall in quarterly revenue, hurt by a strong doll(...)

ChannelSight operates in 37 countries globally and is working with brands such as Cadbury, Oreo, Philips and Veet.

Irish-founded tech firm ChannelSight has received a €3.3 million investment to scale operations in Europe and the US. The funding round was led by Nau(...)

James Coombes in their new Milk Tray advert as the company . Photograph: Cadbury/PA Wire

Milk Tray Man is back on television screens after a 13-year absence as Cadbury launches a search for his successor — and this time, it could be a woma(...)