Craving a wee holiday before our actual holiday (six days to go, not that I’m counting) we hightailed it to Portadown for the weekend. This particu(...)

‘I formally requested a raise from €9 to €10 an hour, citing increases in rent, the cost of living and transport.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The minimum wage must be increased, and the increase is long overdue. The last time the minimum wage rose was in 2007, three years before I came to I(...)

A customer passes a sales display of oranges and pineapples in the fruit and vegetable section of an Asda supermarket. Britain’s “Big Four” supermarket chains, Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury and Morrisons, have become embroiled in a price war, but have been accused of misleading prices. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Britain’s competition regulator has found that some customers are being misled by the country’s embattled supermarkets and ordered the retailers to pr(...)

One-third of Irish respondents choose Tesco for their big weekly shop. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A survey of the grocery shopping habit of Irish consumers has found that one third of them choose Tesco for their big weekly shop, more than twice as (...)

Brendan Proctor: spearheading Lidl’s push into the US

It was interesting to read in Checkout magazine that one of Dunnes Stores’s main rivals, Lidl, has appointed John Paul Scally as the new head of its I(...)

A convicted robber has been jailed after he admitted carrying out an unprovoked late-night assault on two Louth brothers while on bail

A convicted robber has been jailed after he admitted carrying out an unprovoked late-night assault on two Louth brothers while on bail. Dublin man Mic(...)

Crowds gather for Belfast’s Tall Ships festival. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Taking a boat ride around Belfast harbour in advance of the Tall Ships weekend, one couldn’t help but marvel at the transformation between now and 24 (...)

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1 Never change money at airports, either at cash desks or at ATMs. They will rip you off and give you the rates you deserve for being so disorganis(...)

Nutgrove Retail Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14: currently bringing in rent of €4.1 million

Nutgrove Retail Park in Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 is one of five retail parks in receivership to be offered for sale on the instructions of Bank of Irela(...)

Sainsbury’s recently outlined plans to cut the dividend and new store openings to fund an extra £150 million in lower prices

British supermarket Sainsbury’s on Wednesday posted a sixth straight quarter of declining underlying sales as a fierce price war and record deflation(...)