A rally in support of Dunnes Stores workers earlier this year. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Trade unions want greater protection for workers. Employers want greater flexibility. But is there a middle ground which can provide both freedom and (...)

Sinéad Pembroke works in Trinity College Dublin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery: “I can’t think about buying a house or starting a family”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A global shift has taken place since the financial crisis to more insecure jobs, according to the International Labour Organisation. Labour experts(...)

Perfect Friday-night food: so easy to prepare and it tastes great

Tinned tuna fish is a really convenient thing to have in the store cupboard. It can make a salad more substantial, provide a tasty filling for toas(...)

Musgrave Group, owner of Ireland’s largest domestic supermarket chain, is understood to be planning to offer mobile- phone services using the network(...)

British retailing giant Tesco now commands 25 .2 per cent of the Irish supermarkets compared spend compared to the 24.8 per cent share enjoyed by Supervalu.

The Irish supermarket seesaw has shifted again and Tesco has reclaimed its position as the Republic’s leading retailer, having lost out to SuperValu j(...)

(Left to right) Isolde Johnson and Sarah O’Connor: Our next goal was to grow as quickly as possible. Every business wants to be bigger, because with most businesses (food especially) you are chasing volume in order to hit profitability and ultimately be viable

We haven’t checked in on the Cool Beans journey in a while and that’s mainly because the past few months have been the busiest we’ve ever been as a(...)

Tesco: The British retailer reported a 6.3 per cent fall in Irish sales for the 12 months to the end of February. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

Tesco Ireland has decided not to pay its staff an annual bonus following the poor performance of its business here. Last month, the British retailer r(...)

 SuperValu Food Academy suppliers  The Happy Pear, Nobo and Cool Beans help launch Food Academy 2015. Photograph: Conor Healy

More than 150 small food companies are to have their products stocked in 221 SuperValu stores as part of the retailer’s Food Academy programme run wit(...)

Eddie O’Malley and his son Jack: ‘We decided to have Jack and me as the people behind the brand so that people would know us and by extension know our products,’ says O’Malley.

Eddie O’Malley is the fourth generation of his family to farm in the hills close to Westport in Co Mayo, but the first to set up a business selling pr(...)

Dr Prannie Rhatigan  will be out and about with a seaweed identification tour

She cooks seaweed by the seashore Dr Prannie Rhatigan was one of the first proponents of the culinary uses of seaweed, with her book Irish Seawe(...)