Aoife Ryan: ‘I have no loyalty to any supermarket and will shop in them all, from Lidl to Avoca.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish Times Overspent series began on Saturday with an analysis of Ireland’s continuing “private recession”, which persists even while the wide(...)

Brendan Mullins (7) from Clonsilla and Alannah Kelly (7) from Ashbourne at the launch of the ‘Let’s say no’ campaign. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

‘An event or item that is out of the ordinary and gives great pleasure” is how the Oxford dictionary defines a “treat”.That’s certainly not the 140 sm(...)