Ryanair ‘not liable for the passenger’s care and assistance’. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

John O’Brennan was caught up in the recent air-traffic controllers dispute in France. “I was due to fly with Ryanair on April 8th from Dublin to Fa(...)

Going, going, gone: shrinkflation leads to ‘price increases by stealth’, says Dermott Jewell of the Consumer Association of Ireland. Photograph: Thinkstock

A reader recently bought a Brunch ice cream but, rather than bringing her joy, it saddened her greatly. On the packaging she was promised a thick c(...)

The deadline for new customers to sign up to avoid the extra payment levy is midnight on Thursday.  Photograph:  Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Calls to health insurance companies have increased by as much as 500 per cent as people scramble for cover before the introduction of Lifetime Communi(...)

Man with a plan: David Duffy, the head of AIB, gave big hints to the Oireachtas finance committee that he intends to cut the standard variable rate that his beleaguered customers pay. Photograph: Alan Betson

Did I hear that AIB has cut its mortgage interest rates again? Not exactly. But you may well have heard some talk of it. This week Allied Irish Banks’(...)

David Duffy, AIB chief executive officer,  speaking to Conor Lenihan before addressing the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform at the Dail. Photograph: Alan Betson

The chief executive of AIB David Duffy and other senior executives at the bank were grilled for more than two hours by the Oireachtas Finance Committe(...)

Head of AIB Daid Duffy told an Oireachtas Finance Committee hearing that if market conditions and the bank’s costs of funding continue to improve it will be in a position to cut its SVR rates.

Almost 150,000 AIB customers with Standard Variable Rate mortgages are in line for an interest rate cut within weeks, the bank’ chief executive, David(...)

 The Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. Ms Fitzgerald was one of the speakers at the launch of the new male-focused Prostitution - We Don’t Buy It campaign. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 2:41

Most Irish men have never paid for sex and claim that they never will, but can still play a vital role in fighting the “enslavement” of women caught u(...)

The Minister for Justice has said she has no evidence of a lack of co-operation between the Garda and the Garda Síochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) in connection with the arrest of Clare Daly on suspicion of drink driving in early 2013.

The Minister for Justice has said she has no evidence of a lack of co-operation between the Garda and the Garda Síochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) i(...)

"I am able to ramble along, legs barley-kicking, not really thinking about anything other than the pleasurable sensation of my body gliding through the water. This is Sunday-driver swimming."

Dominique Mc Mullan: ‘I think only about the pleasurable sensation of my body gliding through the water’ I realised this week how much my thought proc(...)

 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(...)