Will queues for property rentals become a common sight  in Dublin once again?  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Rent went up by how much last year? It depends where you live and whether you want to hear the scary or the not-so-scary numbers. What are you talkin(...)

Almost 30,000 retired teachers, special need assistants and clerical officers have been left without their pensions  after an error by  Department of Education officials. Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost 30,000 retired teachers, special need assistants and clerical officers have been left without their pensions this week after an error by offici(...)

Suzanne Costello chief executive of Alcohol Action Ireland: ‘Like most systems of self-regulation in Ireland, the alcohol industry’s codes have proven to be wholly ineffective and has done nothing to protect the young and vulnerable members of our society from alcohol harm.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

An opportunity to make a major difference to the health of future generations will be spurned by failure to tackle alcohol marketing, the Joint Commit(...)

Over the final three months of 2014, rents rose slightly in Dublin, notably in the apartment sector. Photograph: The Irish Times

The cost of renting a home in Dublin climbed by more than €1,200 last year – over four times more than the rate of increase recorded elsewhere in t(...)

Irish Water criticised the leaking of plans to allow it have water bills deducted from salaries.

Leaks from within Government about proposed legislative changes which would allow Irish Water deduct unpaid charges from people’s wages or social welf(...)

People on a guided tour at Glasnevin Cemetery stop by Éamon de Valeras grave. The Glasnevin Trust has been accused of anti-competitive practices in its funeral services. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The largest provider of funeral services in Ireland, which was accused of anti-competitive practices, has agreed to make significant changes to how it(...)

Residential property prices fell by 0.4 per cent nationally last month, with the decline in Dublin rising to 0.7 per cent, according to the latest off(...)

The Central Bank’s stock of one cent coins is running low, prompting it to call on consumers to re-circulate coins they have behind sofa cushions or piling up in change jars.

The Central Bank has no cents. Or at least its supply of the irritating pieces of shrapnel that nobody wants is running low, prompting it to repeat ca(...)

The study found the cost of comprehensive cover can differ between providers by up to €1,249. For third party fire and theft, the difference  was up to €975

Some people could knock as much as €1,250 off their annual car insurance premiums just by shopping around, according to a new survey from the Competit(...)

Supervalu said prices may vary due to individual stores running a local promotion or extending a promotion

A reader by the name of Derek got in touch with two very different queries. “Just wondering if you’d take a look into Supervalu’s pricing struc(...)