Innovative design: the Lidl in Terenure village was built on stilts to allow for car park spaces to be fitted underneath the store

Competition in the Irish grocery trade is set to become even more intense following the disclosure by German discounter Lidl that it is looking for(...)

Ireland used to have more widespread voluntary folic acid fortification than other European countries and the rate of birth defects fell up to 2008. However, it started rising again in 2009

A growing incidence of severe birth defects among Irish newborns is being linked to a reduction in the amounts of folic acid added by food manufactur(...)

Phil J Clarke has bowed out less than two years into his tenure. He joins a slew of senior executives who have left Tesco in recent months.

The human resources team at Tesco must be racking up overtime.The exit of Tesco Ireland chief executive Phil J Clarke, who has announced his retiremen(...)

Lidl’s latest move is into the boudoir, ladies. Their new line of lingerie launching on March 23rd follows on the success of their €20 trench coat (...)

Catherine Kennedy at her stall in Moore Street. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

When Pete St John wrote his paean to Dublin “in the rare ould times” in the 1970s he mourned the demise of the cooper’s trade, the demolition of the p(...)

Convivial drinking in a pub is grand, despite what the new puritans might have you believe (see also: red fizz, stage left). Photograph: Getty Images

Ahead of Ireland’s big day, we thought we would take at look at just some of the ways Irish consumers are unique and a couple of things we think be(...)

A passersby picks up free flowers at the Cath Kidston flower cart in central Cardiff ahead of this Sunday’s Mothers Day. Photograph: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire

So you’re celebrating Mother’s Day on Sunday are you? Actually, you’re probably not. Mother’s Day, like hot dogs and baseball, is an American c(...)

Anthony Ujah yanking on the horns of Hennes, team mascot of FC Koln, which is sponsored by  supermarket chain Rewe

If the Irish are buying up German property once again, you know things are getting back to normal.A fund run by Dublin investment manager Greenman Inv(...)

New Kantar numbers add to evidence new Tesco boss Dave Lewis’ turnaround plan is making an impact. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Britain’s biggest supermarket Tesco recorded its strongest sales performance in 18 months, industry data showed on Tuesday, adding to evidence new bos(...)

German discount supermarket Lidl has hired a Michelin-starred chef in a bid to win over more-middle class shoppers and hammer home its message of quality.

German discount supermarket Lidl has hired a Michelin-starred chef in a bid to win over more-middle class shoppers and hammer home its message of qua(...)