Hoteliers are likely to dispute the findings of the Hotel Price Index. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The cost of staying in an Irish hotel room jumped by more than 15 times the rate of general inflation in the first six months of the year, according t(...)

Dunnes Stores posted the strongest sales figures of the mainstream supermarkets in the last quarter and the latest market share figures show it increasing its sales in the 12 weeks to the middle of August by 8.2 per cent giving it a total share of 22.4 per cent.

Dunnes Stores posted the strongest sales figures of the mainstream supermarkets in the last quarter and the latest market share figures show it increa(...)

 Along with the beef, bacon and cabbage, diners can expect to find a “potato-flaked bun” and baby kale adorned with Ballymaloe relish and Charleville cheese on the McMór burger. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

The fast-food chain McDonald’s has been forced to withdraw the term “artisan” from material promoting a new “Irish” burger which features bacon and ca(...)

Not everyone who had an AIB fixed-rate mortgage was entitled to switch to a tracker when the set term ended

Q As an AIB customer I took out a fixed-term mortgage five or six years ago but after the term ended I was automatically put onto a standard variab(...)

Vodafone sought a fee for the three months a customer had been disconnected

Reader Noel Browne contacted us about Vodafone, a company both he and his wife decided to leave last year because the couple, a single-income famil(...)

Illustration: Thinkstock/Irish Times Premedia

Money – or, more often, the lack of it – brings many problems. Some of those problems are life and death; others are not so serious – just annoying(...)

Hard to swallow: The  Green Party school dinner policy is launched at Kevin Thornton’s restaurant. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

At a glance, the Green Party idea that every student in the State should get at least one hot meal during the school day, as part of a campaign aimed (...)

A view of cliffs on Inis Meáin, one of the Aran Islands. Photograph: Getty Images

Inis Meáin’s primary school has been saved from imminent closure but it has taken the intervention of an insurance company to secure the necessary fun(...)

Letters which it is claimed were written by  convicted murderer Graham Dwyer to a woman he is understood to have befriended while in prison have been withdrawn from sale on eBay.

Handwritten letters purportedly from convicted murderer Graham Dwyer to a woman he is understood to have befriended while in prison have been withdraw(...)

Do falling oil prices mean cheaper petrol: Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Oil prices have taken a hammering this week? Not only this week, oil prices have taken a hammering for months now but as the great fall of China gathe(...)