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Did you start off 2016 full of good fitness intentions? Maybe you even got stuck in and rode on the wave of January motivation. But with the mornings (...)

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager: despite inquiries into Apple,, McDonald’s and Starbucks, Ms Vestager insists she is not focusing just on American companies. Photograph:  Francois Lenoir/Reuters

A senior US tax official accused the European Union of unfairly targeting American companies in its crackdown on fiscal deals that has embroiled firms(...)

Out-of-home ads for Diageo vodka brand Smirnoff, McDonald’s, Eir and Mondelez-owned Cadbury. Montage: PML Group

It was back to business as usual on Ireland’s billboards last year, as Guinness owner Diageo reclaimed its position as the biggest out-of-home adverti(...)

A sign for McDonald’s is seen outside one of their restaurants in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, near Brussels

McDonald’s reported better-than-expected quarterly same-restaurant sales, helped by the launch of all-day breakfasts in the United States and strong d(...)

A rise in bike sales in the third fiscal quarter of the year helped keep Halfords on track to meet its full-year guidance.

Retailer Halfords said sales of motoring products declined in the Christmas quarter, but cycling-related sales receovered to put it on track to meet (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: said Sinn Féin’s policy was almost childlike, promising to spend an extra €5 billion in health and billions on education and housing.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The gloves are well and truly off in the political cauldron that is pre-election Leinster House. The dying days of the 31st Dáil are being marked by (...)

Michal Rejmer: A member of Dooneen Athletics Club, he ran the  Great Limerick Run marathon in 2012

KATHRYN HAYES He is irreplaceable. A poignant and powerful tribute from some of the people in Limerick whose lives were touched by Polish marathon (...)

Resolution 10: I am . . . binning new year’s resolutions

Q Dear Grit Doctor. The first week of January is almost over and I’m feeling really pleased with myself for having religiously followed a juice-only (...)

Ryanair fell 2 per cent but the stock has gained 53 per cent over the year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It was a quiet day on the Dublin market as investors and traders wound down for the year. With many of Europe’s markets closed and the Iseq only ope(...)

JUNE: Clerys department store on O’Connell Street closes its doors for the last time. Photograph: Frank Miller

January A new year dawns with news that a long-time voice of the Irish consumer, Eddie Hobbs, is the new voice of Lucinda Creighton’s Renua.&nbs(...)