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(...)

Director of the Insolvency Service of Ireland Lorcan O’Connor said that there were still 37,000 mortgages in arrears of longer than 720 days. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

People struggling with debts they cannot repay should feel no stigma and should not be afraid of making contact with the Insolvency Service of Ireland(...)

Dominique McMullen before  her Swim For A Mile challenge in the National Aquatic Centre. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

“I just hope I finish it. At this stage, it’s ok if I’m not fast. I just want to finish it and not drown,” said nervous Irish Times journalist Dominiq(...)

‘My natural state is not Zen-like calm’

Conor Pope ‘My natural state is not Zen-like calm’ Slow and steady wins the race. Or, at least, slow and steady might get me to the end of the (...)

Changes to health insurance rules introduced last week put pressure on more than 1,000 officers serving in the Defence Forces to take out private health insurance even though they already have full medical cover as part of their terms of employment.

Changes to health insurance rules introduced last week put pressure on more than 1,000 officers serving in the Defence Forces to take out private heal(...)

   Ulster Bank CEO Jim Brown photographed in 2014. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Both Ulster Bank and Bank of Ireland have ruled out any imminent rate cuts for customers with Standard Variable Rate mortgages and set the banks on a (...)

 Tánaiste  Joan  Burton: said measures to penalise lenders, including hiking the levy were “a possibility”. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Plans under consideration by Government to financially penalise banks which do not lower the variable interest rates offered to mortgage customers ar(...)

Irish Water says an estimated 46 million litres of water per day - enough to fill 18 Olympic size swimming pools - is leaking each day.

More than 30,000 Irish homes have been identified as having suspected water leaks with more than €1,000 worth of water draining from the pipes of some(...)