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(...)

Lidl overtook Waitrose to become the UK’s seventh largest grocer in August

Discount supermarket Lidl UK said on Monday it would create 500 jobs with a new warehouse in Peterborough, central England, as it continues its rapid (...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Dublin celebrate with The Brendan Martin Cup after beating Mayo. Photograph: Inpho

Ladies football champions Dublin have been acknowledged with 12 All Star nominations, while Division 1 league winners Cork have been honoured with nin(...)

A general view of High Street in Skibbereen where John Ustic (51) was found dead on Monday. Image: Google Maps.

Gardaí investigating a fatal assault on an Englishman in west Cork have renewed their appeal for anyone who may have assisted the man after he was fou(...)

The Dublin-Mayo women’s final attracted a record attendance of  46,286 – but the women’s wing of the GAA can still run their house better. Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

It was halfway through the second half of the All-Ireland ladies football final and Mayo, three points behind but still very much in the game, had lau(...)

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(...)