Claire McGirr, New York: ‘ It is difficult not to be infected by the feeling of goodwill when you are surrounded by holly and eggnog.’

New York is a pretty spectacular place to be in the coming weeks to Christmas. The craft fairs have begun to sprinkle the city, a rather large queue h(...)

California Christmas: ‘We are beginning to build our own set of Christmas traditions in our new home, and importing as many of the old ones as we can’

Lately, I’ve been feeling a bit Sliding Doors as two versions of December unfold in my head: the version I’m actually having, and the version I sho(...)

Recently I hit rock bottom: lunch was half a tub of gorgeous banana caramel Ben & Jerry’s sent in by a PR company. It had to be eaten or it would (...)

The logo of Cadbury chocolate sits on display at the Bournville Cadbury factory, operated by Mondelez International in Birmingham. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Mondelez International, the owner of Cadbury and the maker of snacks such as Oreo cookies and Ritz crackers, topped third-quarter profit estimates an(...)

Shappi Khorsandi

Shappi Khorsandi When you did you first realise that you had a talent for making people laugh? Oh gosh, I don’t know. I used to be funny soc(...)

Kasandra O’Connell, head of the IFI Irish Film Archive: “We will go through every single can [of film containing advertisements made for Irish screens from the 1960s to the 1980s] and make an assessment.”

More than 2,000 damp and mould-infested advertisements made for Irish screens from the 1960s to the 1980s are set to be restored following the Irish F(...)

Our reader complains of paying 5 cent more for treat-sized Twirl bars that are 33 per cent smaller

Twirls seem to be getting smaller and dearer Hilary Spurgeon asked us to highlight the increasing cost of a Cadbury Twirl. “They have introduc(...)

Darren Kennedy: presenting new fashion show for autumn

After two years when the station has had no fashion series – Off the Rails bowed out after 15 years in 2012 – RTÉ Two has taken on trend-spotting mave(...)

Fererro Rocher chocolates, produced by Ferrero. The company ast month announced the acquisition of Oltan, Turkey’s largest hazelnut processor with turnover of more than $500 million. Photo: Bloomberg

Do not be surprised if hazelnuts are missing in the packets of mixed nuts you pick up at the supermarket later this year.Severe frost damage earlier i(...)

Mondeléz, the owner of the Cadbury and Kraft brands, was the biggest spender on out-of-home advertising in the first half of this year, as the company(...)