Overall sales by craft beer companies stood at €59 million last year, up eleven-fold since 2011. Photograph: iStock
Craft beer makers get canny

A certain well-known beer brand might like to suggest it is – probably - the best in the world but brewer Michael Cowan can make such a claim with aut(...)

A woman walks her dogs beside the stormy sea in  Donaghadee  east of Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty

Most supermarket chains and large stores have closed or are planning to close today due to storm Ophelia while many other employers have advised staff(...)

Artist’s impression of the newly renovated Frascati Shopping Centre in Blackrock

With two cranes on site, the extension and refurbishment of Frascati Shopping Centre in Blackrock, Co Dublin, is rapidly progressing and due for compl(...)

Tully Nurseries managing director Padraig Tully with his sister  Niamh who handles the marketing side of things for the company. The family-run business found new revenue streams after the financial crash. Photograph: Joe Keogh

Tully Nurseries had its best year ever in 2007. Its commercial landscaping business was flat out servicing the needs of the building boom and managing(...)

  A glance at pestos available in Irish supermarkets reveals a wide range in salt levels. Photograph: Getty Images

For many, life may be too short to make pesto from scratch, especially with so many good pestos easily available. But new research shows some commerci(...)

Much of Boate’s role is expected to be taken up with monitoring the lotto’s expansion online. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A senior official from the State’s competition authority has been appointed as the National Lottery’s new regulator. Carol Boate, who was until recen(...)

The bulk of the 120 exhibitors are made up of multinational companies. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Some 5,000 graduate positions are up for grabs across multiple sectors at this year’s gradireland graduate fair. The bulk of the 120 exhibitors are m(...)

Online is important but enthusiasm and a well-written CV and a chat in person still means a lot. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Graduates are seeing the tables beginning to turn as the Irish economy starts to return to rude health. Current economic growth is fuelling the optimi(...)

SuperValu remains the largest grocer with a market share of 22.1 per cent.  Photograph: David Sleator / THE IRISH TIMES

SuperValu retained its position as the largest supermarket in the Republic during the third quarter of the year, growing sales by 0.9 per cent year on(...)

The UK and Irish arm of German discount supermarket Aldi reported a 17 per cent fall in 2016 operating profit on Monday, a third straight year of decline, reflecting its strategy of maintaining a price gap over larger rivals.

The UK and Irish arm of German discount supermarket Aldi reported a 17 per cent fall in 2016 operating profit on Monday, a third straight year of dec(...)