Male marketing, data and digital professionals are paid more than women in comparable roles, according to Alternatives and the Marketing Institute of Ireland. Photograph: iStock.

Male directors in marketing, digital and data roles are paid an average of €17,500 more than their female counterparts, according to an annual salary(...)

A motorist who is looking to spend more than €20,000 will make the biggest savings. File photograph: Getty Images

Anyone in the market for a low-price high-spec used car needs to act fast or risk finding their options considerably reduced as a result of the compli(...)

Simi estimates that the average tax take on a new car is €10,000; on these secondhand car imports, it is about half that. Photograph: iStock

A study from UCD’s Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and the Marketing Institute of Ireland suggested that used secondhand car imports will out(...)

At its peak in 2000 the car market here topped 230,000 vehicles. Since 2016 new car sales have declined steadily from 146,545 to  125,654 in 2018, with sales dropping almost 8 per cent so far this year.  Photograph: iStock

[More secondhand cars will be imported from the UK this year than new cars sold in Ireland, a study from UCD’s Michael Smurfit graduate business schoo(...)

Christian Rynning-Tønnesen of Statkraft, Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, will discuss the similarities between Ireland and Norway, particularly wind exposure

MONDAY Results: Keywords Studios. Indicators: Irish vehicles licensed for the first time (March); German exports and imports (Feb); US factory ord(...)

BBC’s creative director of user experience and design, David Bailey. Photograph: Mark Harrison

The BBC is weaning itself off two creations of the 20th century: the fonts Helvetica and Gill Sans. To modernise its “visual tone of voice”, the media(...)

The average spend on household renovation projects is now about €16,400, according to the latest Consumer Market Monitor

The Government’s home renovation incentive scheme is prompting households “to invest heavily in the fabric of their homes” with spending expected to r(...)

As the Christmas shopping season kicks off in earnest, the reality of the behavioural shift will become more apparent than ever before. For many retailers and their customers, it will be, at least partially, a digital Christmas and a cyber New Year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

You would have to search high and low to find a prettier market square than the one in Donegal town. It’s not really a square at all, of course, but i(...)

Retail sales on the whole, however, were “very strong in 2017” up by 7 per cent, a report has found. Photograph: iStock

Of the €5 billion spent by Irish consumers online last year, €3 billion went to online retailers abroad, a report has found. The Consumer Market Moni(...)

Proof of return:  Marketing Institute of Ireland chief executive Tom Trainor; The Irish Times head of marketing Laughlin Rigby, Boots Ireland head of marketing Gillian Hennessy; Orlaith Blaney, the chief communications and marketing officer for Ervia; Irish Times managing director Liam Kavanagh; and MediaCom Ireland chief executive Peter McPartlin.

More than a third of companies in Ireland say that they plan to increase their spend on marketing in the year ahead, according to a new survey of mark(...)

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