Views on being sought on  legislative changes that would mean all restaurants would have to publish comprehensive details of the calories of the food they serve.

Views are being sought from the public and food businesses about legislation that will make calorie counts on restaurant menus mandatory. Under the le(...)

Irish hotel prices could start to fall after Europe’s largest online travel agent platform was rapped over the knuckles and forced to change its polic(...)

A budget boost would mean more disposable income for hard-pressed consumers. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In 2012 the average Irish household had a disposable income – once rent or mortgages had been taken care of – of €1,516 a month, according to the Cent(...)

With these changes Ní Ógáin can cut her outgoings by €51 while not noticing any appreciable difference to the quality of her life. Photograph: Getty Images

Bernadette Ní Ógáin divorced in 2009 and lives with her adult daughter in Co Wicklow. She has a household income of just over €2,000 a month. Her mor(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: Is likely to freeze property tax at existing level. Photograph: The Irish Times

For the first time in more than six years Irish people have grounds for looking forward to a budget – or at least not dreading it. With more than €1.5(...)

“The latest figures confirm that the Central Bank borrowing rules have had a dramatic impact on house price inflation in the dearest parts of the country,” said author of the report economist Ronan Lyons.

House prices have started to climb rapidly outside Dublin but fell in the capital between June and September, according to the latest house price repo(...)

Lead piping excavated from a driveway in Sandymount, Dublin last August after it ruptured causing a leak. Photograph: Frank Miller.

Less than half of those eligible for the water conservation grant which has been linked to controversial water charges have applied, despite a fast-a(...)

Aoife Ryan: ‘I have no loyalty to any supermarket and will shop in them all, from Lidl to Avoca.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish Times Overspent series began on Saturday with an analysis of Ireland’s continuing “private recession”, which persists even while the wide(...)

Parents of young children will be familiar with a question, usually asked in the middle of long, bad-tempered car journeys: “are we there yet?” Anx(...)

There are 1,620 sets of traffic lights in the Dublin region across all four local authorities, and the red light running campaign launch has said  road users put themselves at great risk by driving, cycling or crossing through red lights every day.

If Dublin’s drivers, cyclists and pedestrians displayed just a little more patience when using the city’s roads, lives could be saved in the run up to(...)