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The launch of the MV Celine the World’s largest sea ro- ro vessel in Dublin by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Friday.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The absolutely enormous cargo ship that was christened by Leo Varadkar and other luminaries in Dublin Port on Friday morning is officially to be calle(...)

The proposed new limits – based on an analysis of data from nearly 600,000 drinkers in 19 countries – are significantly lower than the HSE’s current guidelines.

Irish drinkers who stick to HSE limits on alcohol consumption may still be putting their health at risk and anything over a bottle of wine or five pin(...)

A levy should be imposed on big tech companies to protect quality journalism and to “take down parasites” who should have to pay for reporters’ work, according to  journalist Olivia O’Leary.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A levy should be imposed on big tech companies to protect quality journalism and to “take down parasites who should have to pay for our work,” accordi(...)

The tracker mortgage scandal involving Bank of Ireland and other banks highlighted the lack of class action remedies, but this may be corrected by new proposals from the European Commission.

Irish consumers will win the right to bring class actions against companies under new proposals from the European Commission. National consumer autho(...)

A Lidl spokeswoman dismissed the Aldi survey for having ‘numerous discrepancies’ and by its own calculations, it was the cheapest supermarket in Ireland. File photograph: Eric Luke

Lidl is considering taking legal action over what it says are “factual inaccuracies which have been blatantly mis-communicated” in a recently publishe(...)

Up the Dubs: one of the Ha’penny Bridge banners put up by the city council. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The practice of draping enormous “Up the Dubs” banners on both sides of the Ha’penny Bridge by Dublin City Council for weeks before and after the coun(...)

Sleep deprived: 80 per cent of Irish workers said a lack of sleep had affected their energy and mood in the past month. Photograph: FangXiaNuo/E+

Irish workers are deprived of sleep and strapped for cash but surprisingly sober – and men who work in the media are most likely to be obese, accordin(...)

Jessica O’Shea (11) from Dublin looks  at a model she made as part of a workhshop for children at the Ark in Temple Bar. Photograph: Mark Stedman.

An entire shop dedicated to Harry Potter wands and T-shirts, a petting zoo, a Willy Wonka Museum and a new look Trinity College facade complete with a(...)

A Tesco spokesman said, ‘We have strong concerns about a report, paid for by Aldi, that does not compare like-for-like products and is based on a very limited list of products.’  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A price survey showing variations of up to 50 per cent in the cost of own-brand goods has been criticised by Tesco and SuperValu. The survey by Gran(...)

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(...)

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