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(...)

Dunnes Stores posted the strongest sales figures of the mainstream supermarkets in the last quarter and the latest market share figures show it increasing its sales in the 12 weeks to the middle of August by 8.2 per cent giving it a total share of 22.4 per cent.

Dunnes Stores posted the strongest sales figures of the mainstream supermarkets in the last quarter and the latest market share figures show it increa(...)

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(...)

Ciara Kenny with a quick-marinated pork tenderloin with baby corn and mangetout she cooked from ingredients delivered by DropChef

It’s a scenario that will be all too familiar to most full-time workers. You have the best intentions to spend your weekend hovering over bubbling (...)

Toys R Us plans to open  10 outlets in Ireland

The Irish property investment company, Green REIT, yesterday announced that Toys R Us has leased the remaining vacant shops at Westend Retail Park in (...)

 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 (...)

 Sales at Wal-Mart’s British supermarket Asda fell for a fourth straight quarter on Tuesday, down 4.7 percent to confirm its position as the weakest performer in a sector hammered by the growth of discount retailers

Wal-Mart’s British supermarket chain Asda slumped to its worst quarterly sales performance in the 16 years it has been owned by the US group, with res(...)

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

Pasta carbonara, the Cooks Academy way

You’ve got your clothes, your books and your portable electronic devices sorted. Personal hygiene products? Check. Sports gear? Yep. Now what? Well(...)

Students are turning to part-time work to cover the shortfall but, for most of them, they still need financial support from parents. Photograph: Thinkstock

Last year, we reported the cost of college had risen to its highest level since 2008. This year, figures released by four colleges – DIT, DCU, UCC (...)