There but never in the way: Ryan Tubridy with some of the children appearing on the RTÉ Christmas special

The Late Late Toy Show returns this week. Boo to this annual tradition, said the Irish Times television critic in 1975. That year was “particularly ch(...)

Stylish gift bags

Stylish gift bags in which to present your homemade gifts of chocolates, cookies and mince pies, gift tags that look like you’ve made them yourself(...)

Joint agents Bannon and Lisney are to seek in excess of €50 million for the grocery-led centres in Dungarvan, Thurles, Mullingar, Navan and Cashel which are to be sold in a single lot.

Five relatively small provincial shopping centre are to be offered for sale on the instructions of Nama. Joint agents Bannon and Lisney are to seek in(...)

Challenge taken to An Bord Pleanála’s decision to give the owners of the Square shopping centre in Tallaght the go-ahead for €40m extension of the centre. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Dunnes Stores has taken a legal challenge to An Bord Pleanála’s decision to give the owners of the Square shopping centre in Tallaght the go-ahead for(...)

Silence in the slaughterhouse: protests at 14 of Ireland’s largest meat processing plants were intended to put the squeeze on the biggest family-run firms in the sector

Like Neville Chamberlain waving a copy of the Munich Agreement with Germany in 1938, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney appears to believe he has (...)

Gerry Ryan says in the cover letter of his dossier that he was “asked to terminate my investigations” by Ms Harney in June 2004. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The civil servant who drafted the dossier that claims former politicians evaded tax was directed in 2004 by then tánaiste Mary Harney to provide his i(...)

   Nicholas Dunne’s Killowen Farm has a 160-strong herd of pedigree Holstein Friesians and produces three lines of yogurt

The Dunnes of Courtnacuddy, Co Wexford, are best known as the producers of Killowen Farm yogurt. Three generations of the family are involved in the b(...)

Members of the Mandate trade union and Dunnes Stores workers outside the Labour Court today where they attended a hearing. They are looking for secure working hours and earmings for all workers in the company. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Dunnes Stores workers aligned to the Mandate trade union attended the Labour Court today where they sought better pay and work conditions. The “Decenc(...)

Supervalu has 24.6 per cent of the market, down from 24.7 per cent a year ago

The gap between market leader Tesco and Supevalu which is the second most popular grocer in the State narrowed further this month and now just half of(...)

Aldi’s Irish numbers are consolidated into the accounts of Warwickshire-based Aldi Stores Ltd, which recently filed accounts for 2013.

None of the major players in the Irish supermarket sector, bar the Musgrave Group, discloses any meaningful financial information. Dunnes Stores avail(...)