The German discounter has 156 stores in Ireland and is aiming to have 200 in the next five years, but delays in the planning process may continue to thwart those plans

Planning issues for Lidl will delay €100 million worth of investment in new sites, which would have created 200 new jobs, the company’s property direc(...)

Adrian O’Sullivan, of the Environmental Health Association said the legislation was a practical measure to limit the visibility and availability of alcohol.

New legislation is aimed at both “de-normalising” the sale of alcohol and reducing impulse buying, which accounts for almost one-third of alcohol purc(...)