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Panic purchasing: the Christmas countdown is on.

Left it until the last minute? Here are some last minute gift ideas, plus where you can find them today. Google Home Mini €35 If you haven’t jumped(...)

Last-minute Christmas shopping. Photograph: iStock/Getty

ADULTS Dents Aviemore touch-screen gloves The gloves Among the most traditional of Christmas gifts, but what we like about Dents Avie(...)

Ollie the Owl

On the hunt for tech presents for the younger members of your family? Here are a few suggestions. Ollie the Owl – €40 For the smallest members of yo(...)

Kevin Wall, chief executive, Barclays Bank Ireland; Helen Keelan, chairperson, and Jes Staley, Barclays group chief executive, show Leo Varadkar around the bank’s new Dublin office. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Barclays chief executive Jes Staley said that the UK banking giant’s decision to set up its post-Brexit EU hub in the Republic was a “clear one” given(...)

Nintendo Switch, from €329.99

PlayStation Classic A whole generation of 1990s children remembers the thrill of waking up on Christmas morning to see if Santa left a PlayStation – (...)

Black Friday  was brought to this part of the world by the Walmart-owned Asda in 2013 and by everyone else a year later. Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty Images

Some Black Friday sales started in Ireland last week and everyone from Argos to Zara is now promising discounts of anywhere between 20 and 70 per cent(...)

The mixed-use building in Ranelagh village extends to 149sq m   over three storeys

A mixed-use investment in the heart of Ranelagh village in Dublin 6 is on the market through agent Knight Frank for €725,000. It extends to 149sq m ((...)

Curraghmore House in Co Waterford lit up for the All Together Now festival.

At some point over the course of the All Together Now festival in Co Waterford last weekend, a rumour started circulating. It concerned one Lord Water(...)

The acquisition by Irish retailer Smyths Toys of 90 Toys “R” Us stores  for €79 million is among the notable transactions recorded in Investec’s latest quarterly tracker of mergers and acquisitions

Smurfit Kappa’s €460 million acquisition of Dutch recycling business Reparenco, and the acquisition of 90 Toys “R” Us stores across Germany, Austria a(...)

You need the umbrella, the togs, the wind breaker and don’t forget the chips on the way home. Photograph: iStock

1: Get wet We rely far too much on good weather for summer fun and it almost always lets us down. But what if you tried your hand at something that d(...)

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