Men’s skincare products must be either black, grey or navy, and must have a suitably manly name such as “aftershave balm” or “face power scrub”. Photograph: Thinkstock

After years of Mrs Doyle-style “go on” nagging, I finally persuaded my husband to try a spa treatment. We were in Bali, the spa capital of the worl(...)

Tesco appears to have found a formula to stanch the alarming loss of customers that has afflicted its Irish and UK operations. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

After being recently toppled as Ireland’s largest grocer by market share, Tesco has again drawn level with SuperValu at the top of the league table, w(...)

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 (...)

 Zen sliding doors by Rimadesio, recently debuted at the Milan Furniture Fair, have a  semi-opaque sheet of gold sandwiched between two sheets of glass

The new gold standard Add lustre to open-plan living with these gorgeous new Zen sliding doors by Rimadesio, recently debuted at the Milan Furn(...)

The Ocean Spray cranberry garden at last year’s Bloom in the Park festival. This year’s fetival will have a large Food Village with restaurants, cafes, markets and cookery demonstrations. Photograph: Lorna Gannon/Jardin

Food festival season continues apace – with more and more blending culinary elements into other areas of interest. The Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literar(...)

Google regains top spot from Volkswagen in this year’s rankings. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Google has been named as the most reputable and trustworthy organisation in Ireland by the latest RepTrak study of corporate reputations.The report, c(...)

 Britain’s FTSE 100 index fell 0.8 per cent on the day of an election that could yield a weak government, propel it towards a vote on EU membership and foster Scottish secession .(Photograph: PA Wire)

After three-and-a-half years of near constant decline, Irish bond yields are on the rise again amid an unprecedented global sell-off in government deb(...)

Edeka is Germany’s largest grocer with 26 per cent of the market. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Greenman Investments, a Dublin-headquartered firm that specialises in buying German retail assets, has paid €95 million for a portfolio of 29 stores (...)

Millennium Park, northwest of Naas, Co Kildare. May interest international buyers in partnership with local developers and investors

Nama has finally moved to offload the heavily indebted Millennium Park in Naas, Co Kildare, which was one of the biggest deals of the property boom, (...)

Meet the Tomtato: You say tomato, I say potato . . . but now meet the “tomtato”. Gardeners have taken to this strange plant in a big way. Its ‘(...)