Annuities are in a prolonged period of very poor return. Photograph: iStockPhoto

I hope to retire next year at 60. I will have a modest occupational pension. My wife also has a modest pension and will receive the old-age pension so(...)

Beating experienced international riders, including 2014 winner Ryan Mullen and the rest of the An Post Chainreaction Sean Kelly team, Irish amateur(...)

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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(...)

The Health Service Executive (HSE) broke the law by disclosing the salary details of one of its own employees to his ex wife, the Data Protection Commissioner has found.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) broke the law by disclosing the salary details of one of its own employees to his ex wife, the Data Protection Comm(...)

Garda Rory Heffernan told the court James Bennett approached the counter of the post office where two women were working at about 11.30am, put a note under the hatch and then took out a pellet gun. The note said “I have a bomb strapped to my body”. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A man who handed a post office worker a note saying he was wearing a bomb has avoided a jail term at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. James Bennett (22(...)

Tickets for the Lotto draw accounted for almost 70 per cent of sales, with the rest accounted for by scratchcards

The new operator of the National Lottery made a loss of €17.4 million in the 19 months to the end of 2014, due to expenses associated with the trans(...)

As much as 66 per cent of all transactions occur in just 300 of the country’s 1,140 post offices

Post offices could survive and thrive if they were to diversify into other areas such as providing financial services and collecting local authority p(...)

Every address in the State will be allocated a unique seven-digit code.

The new postal location code system will be launched in early July when 2.2 million homes and businesses in the State will be assigned individual c(...)

‘We have been advised to restrict sale of low-value stamps and so we insist that customers buy them at the time of posting,’ says An Post. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A reader called Brendan contacted us with a bizarre stamp story: “I went in to Blackrock post office this afternoon to buy a stamp,” he writes.(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White: Said Ireland was the only country in the EU, or the OECD, without a postcode system. Photograph: Alan Betson

About 35 per cent of premises in Ireland had exactly the same address as another property, Minister for Communications Alex White told the Dáil. He s(...)