Hit twice: drivers are paying for the poor performance of the insurance industry. Photograph: Thinkstock

We had become used, almost inured, over the decades, to steadily escalating car insurance costs in this country. Indeed, by the late 1980s and early 1(...)

Garth  Brooks, in Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

So familiar is the term “subject to licence” it gives few music fans pause for thought before shelling out ever increasing sums for concert tickets.It(...)

Garth Brooks tickets. Photograph: Collins Photos

Some 160,000 Garth Brooks are fans set to be impacted by the refusal of permission for two of the five Garth Brooks concerts planned for Croke Park(...)