Under the tree: Leo Crawford, chairman of Spar International. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell
Spar wars

Last week, on Parnell Street in Dublin, passersby could watch a Londis transform into a Spar. New signage was being erected on Joe Flynn’s shop at the(...)

People will get the chance to walk beside world champion 50km walker Rob Heffernan  (above) in Bishopstown, Co Cork, on Sunday, October 19th, and he will join walkers in Baltinglass, Co Wicklow, on Monday, October 27th. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Inpho

Irish world champion 50km walker Rob Heffernan has called on the people of Ireland to get their walking shoes on to raise much-needed funds for the Ir(...)

Joe Beirne with bags of ice at his Battlebridge Campsite, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Brian Farrell.

Households and businesses in parts of Co Roscommon have been forced to buy in drinking water for more than a year – including ice cubes sourced from (...)

Dermot Hanley, who launched Nüsli five months ago following almost two years of intense product development
New innovator: Nüsli

“Nüsli is fast food, not junk food and it is not just another yogurt. It is a brand new Irish food product,” says former investment banker Dermot Han(...)

Roscommon goalkeeper Darren O’Malley surveys outfield during Saturday evening’s Division Three final against Cavan at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Before Dublin’s semi-final comeback got under way Croke Park was facing the prospect of a Cork-Derry final and al(...)

Over the past three years, the German discounters have captured a combined 3.8 share points from the competition

The stakes are always changing in the Irish supermarket sweeps and the way Irish consumers shop has changed dramatically over the past 20 years. Re(...)

The room, laid out with sofas and stools, was full. Some 180 entrepreneurs crowded into the upstairs part of 4 Dame Lane. Asked at registration who(...)

ADM Londis chief executive Stephen O’Riordan: “We are looking at other possible areas of co-operation with Stonehouse.” Photograph: Jason Clarke

ADM Londis, which has more than 200 Londis-branded shops in Ireland, has joined the Stonehouse purchasing consortium that also includes the Gala and C(...)

On the airwaves: at the Christmas FM launch were (from left) Maighread Cremin, brand manager, Centra; Garvan Rigby, Christmas FM; Sinead Lambe, marketing manager, Irish Daily Mail; Dr Claire Hayes, clinical director, Aware; Emma Forde, brand and communications executive, Vodafone Ireland; and Daragh O Sullivan, Christmas FM

“Apologies to anyone who’s getting breakthrough from Xmas FM. It’s a network problem apparently. Trying to sort it out,” tweeted RTÉ’s Morning Irel(...)

Musgrave: examining the potential for entering the financial services sector, in particular the sale of car, home and other types of insurance. Photograph: Bernie Keating/Provision

The wholesale and retail outlet group Musgrave is examining the potential for entering the financial services sector and in particular the sale of car(...)