I can see a look of confusion cross my little girl’s face as the glass elevator doors open and two burly men with impressive beards take their place i(...)

Alex White: would not be drawn on how much the Government expects to spend on the whole process. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The dream of high-speed broadband has inched closer to reality for hundreds of thousands of people in rural Ireland. Minister for Communications Alex(...)

Irish Water managing director John Tierney: all the parties in the Labour Relatiions Commission talks will reconvene in the coming days. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Talks at the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) between union officials and senior Irish Water management over unpaid staff bonuses have been adjourne(...)

Fans of the breakfast roll:  builders taking a morning break outside Trinity College on Pearse Street, Dublin in August 2009. Photograph: Eric Luke

Centra has taken a step away from the breakfast roll generation with the launch of dozens of new products aimed at tapping into the desires of more he(...)

House prices in the Republic increased by more than six times the EU average in the first three months of this year, according to new figures. Photo: PA Wire

House prices in the Republic increased by more than six times the EU average in the first three months of this year, according to new figures. The rat(...)

The Merrion Hotel Dublin: cheapest room for next Sunday is €295, falling to €250 on Monday, according to tripadvisor.ie. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The cost of staying at a hotel in the capital has climbed dramatically in recent weeks, and prices are now coming close to matching those recorded at(...)

The minimum hourly living wage a person needs has been put at €11.50 an hour by the Living Wage Technical Group, an increase of 5 cents on the 2014 rate. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

People in Ireland need to earn almost €450 a week to be able to afford an acceptable standard of living, according to new research to be published thi(...)

The cost of replacing water pipes could be as little as €600 or as much as €4,000 depending on how difficult the job is.

The cost of replacing lead piping in a family home could cost as much as €4,000, according to plumbers. Irish Water has said there will be a national (...)

German discounter Aldi claimed that the on-shelf banners created the impression that Dunnes’ products generally, or its “Family Essentials” range, were cheaper than Aldi products when there was “no basis” for such a claim, Aldi claimed.

Dunnes Stores has been found guilty of engaging in misleading commercial practices when comparing the prices of some of its own-brand goods with Aldi (...)

Consumers remains concerned about a lack of improvement in household spending power, new data indicated today.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Irish consumer sentiment appears to be holding steady but growing optimism about the broad outlook for the economy and jobs has been offset by cautio(...)