The issue of no-shows  has become a hot topic in the trade in the run-up to the busy Christmas period. Photograph: iStock

Restaurants have been advised by legal experts that taking deposits at the time of booking, to be forfeited in the event of a “no-show”, may turn the (...)

Unsold restaurant tables at a time of excessive demand are akin to empty aircraft taking off while leaving queues at the boarding gate. Sheer waste

Farmers make hay while the sun shines, but restaurateurs do it over Christmas. The month of December is by far the busiest across all levels of the tr(...)

The new Lidl store to reopen in Fortunestown Lane, Tallaght, Dublin. The German discounter has complained about rivals in the grocery sector routinely objecting to planning permissions that it seeks for new stores or extensions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

As the German discount supermarkets Aldi and Lidl have found in the morass that is the Irish planning system, das Leben ist kein Ponyhof. Life is no p(...)

Total turnover of Irish craft beer producers in 2017 amounted to €44.3 million. Photograph: Tom Honan

There has been an explosion in the number of Irish craft breweries opening up over the past decade, with a vast and growing selection of beers now ava(...)

Airline Stobart Air will operate some services from London City Airport services on behalf of British Airways in a deal similar to one involving Aer (...)

 Donnybrook Fair, which has been acquired by Musgrave.

Musgrave, the owner of SuperValu, has agreed to buy the Donnybrook Fair chain of upscale Dublin supermarkets in a deal worth up to €25 million. The C(...)

Kim Kardashian. A US non-profit organisation found that more than 200 Kardashian/Jenner social media posts “failed to clearly and conspicuously disclose material connections to brands or the fact that the posts were paid ads”. Photograph: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

The Kardashian/Jenner sisters are undisputed social media royalty. Between the five sisters they have a combined following of 470.3 million on Instagr(...)

Seatwave’s website on Monday morning, with a notice about its closure at the top of the screen. Photograph: Steatwave.ie

Ticketmaster has announced that it is to shut its ticket resale operation Seatwave across Europe and will not be listing any new tickets for sale with(...)

Goodbody’s managing director Roy Barrett and the firm’s other senior managers will remain with the business under the terms of the deal.

Chinese player Zhongze is buying Goodbody Stockbrokers in a deal widely reported to be worth €150 million. Goodbody’s majority owner, financial servi(...)

Cartell says   Irish car buyers are now spending, on average, €30,130 on new cars in the first six months of 2018

While the Irish car market suffers the turmoils of Brexit-induced imports, dealers and importers can assuage themselves with one fact; we’re now prepa(...)

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