A garda on duty at the cordoned off entrance to the Regency Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

“Get down! Get down. There are gunmen in the lobby. They’re shooting,” screamed the woman who burst into Debbie Martin’s office as she got ready to st(...)

Noeline Blackwell, director of Flac, has welcomed a new legal scheme for people in mortgage debt. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A new legal support scheme for people in mortgage debt has been welcomed as a necessary measure for those at risk of losing their homes. The scheme, (...)

Lorcan O’Connor, director of the Insolvency Service of Ireland, has welcomed the fact that ‘the number of people availing of the debt solutions available through the ISI continues to grow’. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The number of permanent solutions reached between heavily indebted borrowers and their lenders through the Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) increas(...)

 SuperValu has retained its position as the number one retailer in Ireland. Sales growth has continued to accelerate over recent months and reached 4.3 per cent over the past 12 weeks. The bounce took the retailer’s share of the market to 25.1 per cent

A happy Christmas for all the State’s major retailers saw the retail market grow by 3.5 per cent over the festive season as shoppers relaxed their pur(...)

Steven Devoy of Keelings Flowers with grower Adam Green. An unseasonably warm winter has seen daffodils bloom much earlier than usual. Photograph: Keith Arkins

Hosts of golden daffodils are selling in shops across the country as an unseasonably warm winter has caused springtime’s floral favourite to make its (...)

As a result of an overhaul of the rules which has now come into effect, those who do not pay fines will not be jailed except as an absolute last resort. File photograph: Getty Images

From later this week people will be able to pay court-imposed fines in instalments in their local post office after the Courts Service awarded the con(...)

Sign up now to learn to swim for a mile with our Get Swimming programme, in association with Swim Ireland

We are getting to that point in the new year when fitness resolutions are falling to the side. So take a deep breath and take the plunge for a 2016 c(...)

The internet spending spree came on the back of November’s Cyber Monday which, Visa Europe said, was the busiest day of the year for online shopping in the Republic. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Consumer spending in the last three months of 2015 climbed by more than 7 per cent compared with the same period in 2014, while online spending rose (...)

Isolde Goggin: “The commission’s mission is to make markets work better for businesses and consumers alike”

The issuing of minimum-price recommendations could see trade associations fall foul of competition law, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commis(...)

 Noel Fallon keeps guard at  sandbanks between his house and the swollen River Shannon at Wolfe Tone Terrace in Athlone. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Noel Fallon has lived on Wolfe Tone Terrace in Athlone for 54 years. Today, he lives there with his wife and daughter. His three grown-up sons have lo(...)