Michael Healy Rae: “What I am saying to people in north Kerry is to give me a chance this time and judge me the next time.” File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

It’s a dreary cold February afternoon and Tralee is taciturn. With Christmas well gone and the summer tourists months away, you’d say might be the low(...)

Abberley Square apartments on High Street and Belgard Road: being sold on the instructions of receiver Tom Kavanagh of Deloitte

Fifty rented apartments in the centre of Tallaght, Dublin 24, are to be offered for sale at an average valuation of € 120,000 per unit and a gross in(...)

Centra in Terenure, Dublin. The group currently employs about 11,000 people across 460 stores nationwide and claims to serve over three million customers per week

Centra has reported record sales of €1.54 billion for 2015 as it announced the creation of up to 480 new jobs as part of a €16 million investment that(...)

Joe Kernan: “They blew us out of the water last year, they will be wanting to do the same here again, and that’s what we have to be ready for.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The difficulties for this evening’s one-off EirGrid International Rules Test could be seen and heard at Friday’s media conference when all the poin(...)

 Former Musgraves chief executive and chairman  Hugh Mackeown:  said to be  the driving force behind the development of the SuperValu and Centra franchises

The Government plans to repay builders’ development levies as part of a package to boost housing in Dublin and Cork, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said last ni(...)

The decision to sell the business comes after Musgrave last summer wrote down about €131 million in relation to the British operation

The UK Competition and Markets Authority has approved the sale of Musgrave Group’s loss-making British business to Booker for €57 million. The Cork-ba(...)

Coca-Cola is still the nation’s favourite brand

Today, Checkout magazine publishes its annual Top 100 Brands report. Produced in association with Nielsen, the Top 100 Brands is the most accurate bro(...)

Dublin fans create an atmosphere on Hill 16. Tickets for the county’s All-Ireland semi-final clash with Mayo sold out very quickly. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA realised when the recession hit that it would face a significant challenge to maintain attendance figures. According its director general Pára(...)

 Lidl and Aldi face growing pressure to pay milk suppliers in the Republic more after they last week agreed to pay UK farmers  a minimum of 28p a litre, up from an average of 23p. Photograph: Ulrich Baumgarten/Getty Images

Discount retailers Lidl and Aldi have failed to specify whether they will pay increased prices to milk suppliers in the Republic following similar (...)

Musgrave chief executive Chris Martin: unless grocery spending takes off, Musgrave’s only other option for growth is to enter new product markets. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

How do you grow your business in a rather flat market with a legion of hungry, equal-sized competitors all fighting for the same customers? This is th(...)