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The earliest mention of “consumers” in The Irish Times came on the day the paper was first published in March 1859 but as it debuted in an advertiseme(...)

Sarah O’Connell (4) at the Launch of National Giving Week. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Today marks the beginning of Philanthropy Ireland’s National Giving Week, which organisers hope will spark debate and discussion on the relevance of p(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, hinted that another cut could be on the cards. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg

Hundreds of thousands of mortgage holders have been given an early and unexpected Christmas present by the European Central Bank, which cut its mai(...)

Members of the Palestrina Choir singing Christmas carols on Dublin’s Grafton Street. Photograph: Alan Betson.

The Halloween witches have barely stopped their shrieking and already the sounds of sleigh bells can be heard across the country as the nation’s retai(...)

More than 40,000 people in Ireland are now known to have had their financial details potentially compromised after an electronic security breach at a company which oversees rewards schemes run by Supervalu, Axa Insurance and Stena Line.

More than 40,000 people in Ireland are now known to have had their financial details potentially compromised after an electronic security breach at a (...)

SuperValu said the problem did not affect any of its other websites or any other customer transactions by payment card. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Supervalu has been forced to contact thousands of customers who have bought its “getaway breaks” after a security breach at the company that overse(...)

By making small changes you can significantly reduce the volume of water you use.

* Stop running the tap when you brush your teeth, wash or shave. This will save as much as 20 litres of water a time – if there are four people in the(...)

Homes bought during the boom years cost an average of ¤7,000 more to run than those bought today, the AA found

The basic cost of owning and running an average Irish home bought during the boom has risen to almost €22,000 a year according to figures released by (...)

Embracing digital: ReachOut is one of the groups using technology to offer help, advice and counselling. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography
10 ways to win

1: Celebrate public intellectualsIn previous eras we looked to public intellectuals to help us critique society in times of uncertainty. Nowadays they(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary.  The airline has announced measures to ease stringent travelling conditions for passengers. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The on-time jingle is to be silenced on early morning flights and passengers will be allowed correct minor booking errors and bring small shopping bag(...)

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