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PayPoint entered the Irish market in 2003 when it signed an agreement with the ESB.

British payments company PayPoint is to leave the Irish market in October, the company has confirmed. The London-listed company, which is used by mor(...)

Participants in the ‘Leadership for Life’ conference at Maynooth University: standing from left, Karina Tropman, Ballinrobe, Co Mayo, DeAlbert Shepherd, New York, Ashling Dunphy, Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary, and Callum Maxwell, Oldcastle, Co Meath; front row from left, Liadh Hennessy, Ballineen, Co Cork, Fergal Flood, Monaghan and Rebecca Battle, Enniscrone, Co Sligo. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“The young people of today . . . ” is a sentence that rarely ends well. It usually signals a rant about teenagers’ obsession with technology, abuse o(...)

The Irish consumer can spend as little as 50 cent for beer and cider while the price of a single standard gin drink is 60 cent, according to a pricing survey by Alcohol Action Ireland.

Alcohol in Ireland now costs so little that a woman can consume enough to damage her health by spending just €5.50 a week while a “fatal” amount can b(...)

Unless you cook it at home, it is likely the ham you eat is highly processed and involves the use of a range of flavours, additives and preservatives. Photograph: iStock

Vegans trying to win over Irish people have their work cut out trying to wrest the ham sandwiches from our hands. It’s not just the taste that makes (...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Bloomberg

European shares dipped as HSBC disappointed investors and German gas group Linde’s proposed $87 billion tie-in with Praxair hit regulatory hurdles. (...)

The Carrefour and Tesco companies first announced the tie-up in July

Tesco has said its strategic partnership with France’s Carrefour will become operational in October. The UK supermarket has now formally entered into(...)

Who do you think you are kidding Monsieur Barnier/We’re preparing to kill each other for a can of Spam.

Given the trouble British industry is facing, I am happy to offer a sure-fire winner to its entrepreneurs. There is bound to be a huge market in T-shi(...)

Photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty

Irish consumers have bought more than seven million more pints of beer since the start of the summer than they did last year as a prolonged heatwave a(...)

The launch party for The Big Grill festival which takes place in Herbert Park, Dublin 4.

Bespoke dining experiences are becoming a feature of the summer festival season, with revellers at Electric Picnic (August 31st-September 2nd) and The(...)

“I ask does he want them laced “properly”, meaning the classic bar across. He is appalled. “No way, Dad, crossed, the way everybody does them . . . ”

Do I hate absolutists? Absolutely! It started over Minecraft, moved on to how best to lace shoes, and, finally, we got caught up in the relative mer(...)

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