Almost 30,000 retired teachers, special need assistants and clerical officers have been left without their pensions  after an error by  Department of Education officials. Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost 30,000 retired teachers, special need assistants and clerical officers have been left without their pensions this week after an error by offici(...)

Suzanne Costello chief executive of Alcohol Action Ireland: ‘Like most systems of self-regulation in Ireland, the alcohol industry’s codes have proven to be wholly ineffective and has done nothing to protect the young and vulnerable members of our society from alcohol harm.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

An opportunity to make a major difference to the health of future generations will be spurned by failure to tackle alcohol marketing, the Joint Commit(...)

Irish Water criticised the leaking of plans to allow it have water bills deducted from salaries.

Leaks from within Government about proposed legislative changes which would allow Irish Water deduct unpaid charges from people’s wages or social welf(...)

People on a guided tour at Glasnevin Cemetery stop by Éamon de Valeras grave. The Glasnevin Trust has been accused of anti-competitive practices in its funeral services. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The largest provider of funeral services in Ireland, which was accused of anti-competitive practices, has agreed to make significant changes to how it(...)

Catherine Kennedy at her stall in Moore Street. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

When Pete St John wrote his paean to Dublin “in the rare ould times” in the 1970s he mourned the demise of the cooper’s trade, the demolition of the p(...)

 Don Gallagher, chief executive of the Health Insurance Authority, with MInister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times.

CONOR POPE, Consumer Affairs CorrespondentThe Health Insurance Authority (HIA) has been forced into an embarrassing climbdown after its chief executi(...)

Milk is one of the ever-present staples in the Irish home and the average family will spend more than €600 on the stuff between now and the end of the(...)

Limerick remains the best value destination in Ireland at an average of €76 a room. Killarney is the most expensive at €111

The cost of staying in an Irish hotel climbed by 10 per cent, or more than 10 times the rate of general inflation last year, according to a new survey(...)

“Overall, retail sales have turned a corner and are back on a growth path, although off a very low base”

Irish consumers are more upbeat than ever before, with the level of confidence even surpassing measures taken at the very height of the boom, accordi(...)

Residential property prices fell at their sharpest rate in three years last month with the decline in Dublin put at just under 2 per cent, according t(...)