Ireland is now one of the most expensive countries in the EU, up there with the UK and Sweden, and only exceeded by Denmark. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

While the popular perception is that the cost of living is always rising, since the beginning of the year consumer prices have on average been lowe(...)

Jess Murphy, chef proprietor of Kai in Galway, and now the new resident chef for Meadows & Byrne. Photograph: Martina Regan

New resident chef for Meadows & Byrne Jess Murphy, chef proprietor at Kai in Galway, has been appointed resident chef for the Meadows & B(...)

 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 (...)

As a Dubliner with no farming or nursery-keeping background, Tom O’Hanlon stood out among his peers studying horticulture at Warrenstown College in(...)

Store assistant Anthony Fitzsimons was out of work for more than three months after injuring himself attempting to lift a stack of plastic crates at the Dunnes branch at Charlestown Shopping Centre in Finglas. File photograph: Joe St Leger

A Dunnes Stores worker who was injured when a stack of empty crates fell on his foot has had an €8,000 award increased to €11,070 after the supermarke(...)

While Tesco’s market share is lower year-on-year it has improved its position versus last month. Its improvement lifted its market share to 25 per cent and places it on the same footing as SuperValu

Tesco is fighting back in the store wars and the latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel covering the 12-week period up to the end (...)

More than three in four people said they were planning to spend up to €20 per person on Christmas dinner alone.

Irish consumers plan to ring in the end of austerity with a €528 million splurge on food and drink this Christmas.That’s according to new research by (...)

Boy and girl pirate costumes, €18 each from Dunnes Stores

Q My kids are gearing up for Halloween, and this is my six-year-old daughter’s first time trick-or-treating. She doesn’t really know what she wants(...)

 A buckwheat crepe with creamed leeks, avocado, air-dried tomato and tomato coulis from Gavin McDonagh’s Brioche restaurant in Ranelagh

Artisan meal at Brioche in Ranelagh Customers of Gavin McDonagh’s Brioche restaurant in Ranelagh are accustomed to the tasting plates, grazing na(...)

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(...)