A survey commissioned by Aldi shows the price of own-brand items can vary by up to 47% between different supermarket chains. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A food price war is being forecast as the first major supermarket price survey in a decade shows variations of up to 50 per cent in the cost of own-br(...)

The tracker mortgage scandal has been described as one of the greatest financial swindles in the history of the State. Photograph: iStock

Among the many harsh – and sometimes heartbreaking – lessons we’ve learned from the tracker mortgage scandal that continues to unfold in the corridors(...)

Boosting your finances: “It’s really just about taking back control of many of your everyday household expenses, by either switching – or threatening to switch – a host of service providers.” File photograph: Getty Images

The kids are back in school, Christmas is coming, and the coffers are severely depleted. So what can you do to boost your spending money? Well, it ma(...)

It took Leo Varadkar two days to make a comment on the controversy. Guess what? What they did was legal. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

“You can’t do a thing. You have nothing on us. We didn’t break any law. Show us. Show us where we broke the law.” It’s easy to just imagine how(...)

Finance packages can work for buyers, but they are a gamble on used car values

It seems so tempting. Put down a deposit, usually in the shape of the car you are trading in, pay some affordable monthly fees and drive away in a shi(...)

Tom Quinn with his flooded house in the backround at the townland of Caherfurvaus near Craughwell. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

My property has been badly flooded? Where do I start? In the immediate aftermath of any serious flooding some clear steps must be taken. First power(...)

Google’s builing on Barrow St, Dublin. It is understood that one of the projects undertaken by the flooring contractor  was for Google.  Photograph: Paul McErlane/Bloomberg

One of the largest industrial flooring contractor companies in the State, and a former director, are facing trial on charges of alleged price-fixing a(...)

Do falling oil prices mean cheaper petrol: Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Oil prices have taken a hammering this week? Not only this week, oil prices have taken a hammering for months now but as the great fall of China gathe(...)

Photograph: Thinkstock

A quick glance at the infrastructure built to protect Irish consumers over the past 20 years or so would suggest we’re pretty well served. We have (...)

So how is the second-hand car market these days? Good and bad, depending on who you ask. Dealers say second-hand sales have slowed in the past (...)

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