Pay, don’t pay. Either way, the taxpayer always pays in the end.

The contentious issue of Irish Water has been completely resolved and everything is grand now, right? If by “completely resolved”, you mean completely(...)

Some 25 per cent of the bacon products analysed in a new study by food scientists  were found to have salt content which was above the guidelines with some of the products assessed having as much as 50 per cent more salt than the packaging suggested. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Consumers who rely on food labels to tell them how much salt they are consuming when eating bacon are frequently fed the wrong information, a report b(...)

Camilla Hansson (left) pictured with Donald Trump. Photograph: Camilla Hansson

A Swedish model name-checked by Barack Obama as he mocked Donald Trump in his last Washington Correspondent’s Dinner speech has described the Republic(...)

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Pricewatch was asked to give a talk about the home of the future at the Ideal Home Show a couple of weeks back. The task seemed simple enough. We’ll (...)

Cyclists in Dublin. Almost 600 cyclists were given on-the-spot fines  in the first six months of a new penalty regime. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Almost 600 cyclists were given on-the-spot fines for breaking red lights, cycling without lights or in pedestrianised areas, or for one of four other (...)

Care providers have warned that neither parents or children will benefit if a childcare tax credit forms part of a deal between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil on the formation of a government. Photograph: Edmond Terakopian/PA Wire

Care providers have warned that neither parents or children will benefit if a childcare tax credit forms part of a deal between Fine Gael and Fianna F(...)

Nissan Qashqai: reader has experienced a litany of problems

A reader named Siobhán, from Cavan, called us in connection with problems she has been having with the 2014 Nissan Qashqai she bought new from Cavan (...)

Less than 10 years ago, making a four-minute call to Ireland while on a trip to Paris would have cost an Irish consumer as much as €5, while someone in Malta would have had to pay €9.76 for a call of the same length. File photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The cost of roaming across the European Union will fall significantly from midnight on Friday as an interim charging cap comes into effect ahead of a (...)

The announcement marks the company’s third electricity price decrease in less than two years.

Electric Ireland has announced a cut of 6 per cent to its standard electricity price, shaving €57.75 per year off the average bill. The price drop (...)

Revenue has promised to step up its focus on the use of offshore locations by those seeking to avoid tax.

Those who attempt to avoid tax with offshore accounts have been warned by the Revenue Commissioners that greater cross-border co-operation, along with(...)