Dublin fans create an atmosphere on Hill 16. Tickets for the county’s All-Ireland semi-final clash with Mayo sold out very quickly. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA realised when the recession hit that it would face a significant challenge to maintain attendance figures. According its director general Pára(...)

Normally an extensive monitoring system catches  toxins before contaminated shellfish enter the supply chain, but on this occasion the fresh mussels made it to multiple retailers. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Thousands of portions of fresh mussels selling in multiple retailers across the State have been found to contain more than three times the legally per(...)

Jess Murphy, chef proprietor of Kai in Galway, and now the new resident chef for Meadows & Byrne. Photograph: Martina Regan

New resident chef for Meadows & Byrne Jess Murphy, chef proprietor at Kai in Galway, has been appointed resident chef for the Meadows & B(...)

 Lidl and Aldi face growing pressure to pay milk suppliers in the Republic more after they last week agreed to pay UK farmers  a minimum of 28p a litre, up from an average of 23p. Photograph: Ulrich Baumgarten/Getty Images

Discount retailers Lidl and Aldi have failed to specify whether they will pay increased prices to milk suppliers in the Republic following similar (...)

“What really pulled me back was the persistence of my family and friends.”  Kenneth Browne presents at a first year orientation in the Helix, DCU, last September

It’s almost five years since I sat my Leaving Cert and failed to get a single option on my CAO form. I thought my story might be insightful and som(...)

Musgrave chief executive Chris Martin: unless grocery spending takes off, Musgrave’s only other option for growth is to enter new product markets. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

How do you grow your business in a rather flat market with a legion of hungry, equal-sized competitors all fighting for the same customers? This is th(...)

Musgrave’s 2014 sales were relatively flat while it posted an operating profit from €66 million. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

Musgrave, the Cork-based retail group that owns SuperValu and Centra, says it expects to return to profit this year after posting a net loss of €13 m(...)

Roisin Hogan of Hiro: “Our aim is to give people a healthy, tasty and convenient meal option without the calories or carbs.”

The phrases “ultra-low calorie” and “super low carb” make food sound virtuous rather than tasty but Roisin Hogan, founder of food start-up Hiro, says (...)

Starbucks: has taken a newly created unit of 203sq m (2,182sq ft) at the entrance to Lucan shopping centre

Starbucks is among four new tenants at Lucan Shopping Centre. It has taken a newly created unit of 203sq m (2,182sq ft) at the entrance of the centre (...)

Tesco remains the most popular supermarket in the State although its lead over second placed SuperValu has shrunk slightly, according to the latest fi(...)