25 Fitzwilliam Place: venue for recent Tesco promotion

Tesco Ireland was among the first of the major Irish corporates to get stuck into the festive spirit during the week, holding a “Christmas ta(...)

Ballymaloe Relish

When you step out of the car there’s nothing about the 1960s brown brick and galvanised building that says “country house cooking”. But the ai(...)

John Lewis department stores operate a well-worn formula for  this year’s Christmas ad, but there’s nothing cheap about it and certainly nothing gaudy. It is, in fact, just marvellous. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

Christmas is amazing. It’s a full-time marvel. Look at all those angels with bulbs up their gowns! That bristling carpet of fake snow! Cheerfu(...)

The latest poll from the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) might give retailers pause for thought. It suggests consumers will spend an average of €563 this Christmas, compared with €600 last year. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish consumers seem set to temper their Christmas spending this year as the number who believe too much is spent over the festive season hits almost (...)

The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland show SuperValu growing its share of the market by 2.5 per cent over the 12 week period to November 8th.

Supervalu has leapfrogged Tesco in the never-ending race to be number one in the Irish supermarket sweeps while Dunnes Stores is now close to knocking(...)

Volunteer Yvonne Byrne delivering food to Selina Hall at her home in Ballyfermot in west Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan.

The arrival of volunteers at the door with food parcels makes “getting through the week a bit easier”, says Selina Hall, a mother-of-four living in th(...)

The National Lottery’s ‘Guru’ ads are by creative agency DDFH&B

Advertising and communications group DDFH&B made a profit of €2.8 million in 2014, down 4 per cent on the previous year, according to accounts rec(...)

Under pressure: SuperValu, Dunnes and Tesco face stiff rivalry from Lidl and Aldi. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Ireland’s supermarkets have changed enormously in recent years – and they’re still changing. In 2012 Tesco had grown its market share to 28.6 per c(...)

Conor Pope: not SuperValu’s idea of competent. Photograph: Dave Meehan

As I tie my apron in the SuperValu staffroom I can’t help thinking back to the last time I was in a place like this. In 1988’s “Summer of Stuttgart”, (...)

Joe Kernan: “They blew us out of the water last year, they will be wanting to do the same here again, and that’s what we have to be ready for.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The difficulties for this evening’s one-off EirGrid International Rules Test could be seen and heard at Friday’s media conference when all the poin(...)