The new roaming rules will lower the price caps for data downloads by 36 per cent, making it cheaper to use maps, watch videos, check emails and update social networks while travelling. There will also be cuts in the cost of calls and text messages.

From Monday, those travelling within Europe will be able to use their mobile phones safe in the knowledge that the bill waiting at home will be slight(...)

Ikea in Ballymun, Dublin. Planning consultant for Ikea Tom Phillips said the company was willing to make a “multimillion investment” in the area, and had been speaking to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council about it for “three years and a month”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Dublin local authority should be giving furniture giant Ikea the “red carpet treatment” instead of excludin(...)