Blackhead Lighthouse and its ruggedly beautiful surrounding area on Islandmagee peninsula. Photograph: Tourism Northern Ireland

The clouds over Blackhead darken quickly. The wind picks up and rattles the timber-framed sash windows on the cliff-edge cottage. Sheets of rain th(...)

The Merrion Hotel Dublin: cheapest room for next Sunday is €295, falling to €250 on Monday, according to tripadvisor.ie. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The cost of staying at a hotel in the capital has climbed dramatically in recent weeks, and prices are now coming close to matching those recorded at(...)

The minimum hourly living wage a person needs has been put at €11.50 an hour by the Living Wage Technical Group, an increase of 5 cents on the 2014 rate. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

People in Ireland need to earn almost €450 a week to be able to afford an acceptable standard of living, according to new research to be published thi(...)

‘There would almost certainly be numerous specific impacts on consumers.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

There is going to be a lot of talk about “Brexit” over the next 12 months or so, and the impact a British exit from the EU would have on Ireland. (...)

‘EBS said we have other options. What do they want us to do, rob a bank?’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

A reader contacted us recently in a distressed state asking if it is “permissible to be contacted twice monthly by phone and by letter by your mort(...)

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1 Never change money at airports, either at cash desks or at ATMs. They will rip you off and give you the rates you deserve for being so disorganis(...)

‘I feel eMobile has a duty of care to inform its customers when such large amounts are involved,’ says our reader. Photograph: Thinkstock

Owen Dalglish contacted us about his dealings with eMobile. He has opted for paperless billing, and he was informed a couple of months ago that “th(...)

Tish Ryan scores a try for for The Swingers. Photograph: Kieran Ryan

At the risk of sounding like a knock-off Ross O’Carroll Kelly, this writer once beat the socks off the cream of Leinster rugby. On an actual rugby pit(...)

The Lonely Beast ABC, a charming app based on Chris Judge’s book, which won the Irish Children’s Book of The Year award in 2011

There are people who think children should be kept away from digital devices until they are old enough to shave (legs or faces) and should be happy(...)

Taking a case: hiring a solicitor is not always a straightforward process. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald, completed the passage of the Legal Services Regulation Bill on April 23rd, and the Seanad Second Stag(...)