Newstalk denied an  advertising campaign had encouraged the use of bad language but had been “a play on words to get across the message that they were determined to get to the bottom of important news stories and be truthful to their listeners”. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Newstalk has been rapped on the knuckles by the Republic’s advertising watchdog over its use of the word “bulls**tters” on an advertising billboard pr(...)

Twitter users expressed general disquiet at the manner in which Irish Water was set up and criticised  how it was being run

Users of social media have not been shy about voicing what would be their primary concerns were they to be among the members of the public recruited (...)

Motorists are set to pay around €300 per year more for a comprehensive policy in 2016 than they did in 2014. Photograph: Getty Images.

Motorists are to be hit with premium hikes of around 25 per cent next year, the chief executive of the group which represents the vast majority of (...)

A consumer who gets both their gas and electricity from BGE will see their annual energy bill fall by €44.59.  Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The first salvos in what could be an energy price war have been fired by Bord Gáis Energy. The company has announced plans to shave 2.5 per cent of it(...)

“The cost of uninsured driving amounts to approximately €60m annually, which equates to €30 on the average motor premium. This judgment alone adds approx. another €90m to that bill,and this does not include the potential cost of future motor insurer insolvencies, ” Insurance Ireland said.

A High Court ruling which says that the Motor Insurance Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) is liable to pay out 1,750 claims still outstanding after the collaps(...)

 Along with the beef, bacon and cabbage, diners can expect to find a “potato-flaked bun” and baby kale adorned with Ballymaloe relish and Charleville cheese on the McMór burger. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

The fast-food chain McDonald’s has been forced to withdraw the term “artisan” from material promoting a new “Irish” burger which features bacon and ca(...)

Letters which it is claimed were written by  convicted murderer Graham Dwyer to a woman he is understood to have befriended while in prison have been withdrawn from sale on eBay.

Handwritten letters purportedly from convicted murderer Graham Dwyer to a woman he is understood to have befriended while in prison have been withdraw(...)

If you were born in October or November today might be as good a day as any to start paying extra special care when getting behind the steering wheel.(...)

Fuel prices are down, but gains are swallowed up by an average 20 per cent rise in insurance premiums for the typical motorist. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Irish motorists have not benefited from dramatic falls in the price of fuel over the past 12 months because increases in insurance premiums have wiped(...)

Students living outside the home will spend an average of €1,033 a month compared with an average monthly spend of €474 for those living at home. Photograph: Thinkstock

The number of parents who say they will have to support college-going children next year has risen sharply, according to a new survey. Some 94 per ce(...)