Gerard O Neill

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Brexit bill: something that costs €50 to buy and have sent from an Amazon warehouse today could jump to more than €65 once third-country charges are totted up. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty

Rocketing prices, customs hold-ups, delivery delays, obstacles to returning unwanted purchases and a dramatic curtailment in the retail choices and ri(...)

An undated photograph of James “Whitey” Bulger holding the son of fellow gangster John Martorano. Photograph:  US attorney’s office of Massachusetts handout via Reuters

James “Whitey” Bulger, the South Boston mobster and FBI informer who was captured after 16 years on the run and finally brought to justice in 2013 for(...)

People queue at 6.30am for the opening of   Krispy Kreme in Blanchardstown. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall

Signs of madness in the crowd – when the twin forces of greed and folly fuse – can be used by economists to predict a crash. More than 400 years ago,(...)

Bitcoin is the most popular cryptocurrency among 25-34 year old millennials, at 44 per cent. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

New research obtained by The Irish Times suggests about 120,000 people in Ireland own a cryptocurrency, a 300 per cent increase in the last four years(...)

Louise O’Keeffe, who joined the Brussels delegation, said the Irish State’s “very narrow” interpretation of the 2014 ECHR ruling insisted any complaint now by others could only be based “on a prior complaint”. File photograph: Garrett White/Collins Court

“I still remember the black-frocked men chasing me down the corridors, and then into cloakrooms or swimming pools... That’s not what school should be (...)

Kay McLoughlin with Gerard Lowry at Dublin Castle. “I failed to appreciate that there was a significant error on the file and I failed to review the file thoroughly,” Ms McLoughlin told the tribunal. Photograph: Collins

The extraordinary inability of the child and family agency Tusla in Co Cavan to claw back a catastrophic error made in a child abuse report concerning(...)

 Kiela Brodigan and Caroline Reynolds at the launch of Virgin’s Digital Insights Report. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Digital technology can be a bit of a drag, as countless cries for help disguised as newspaper thinkpieces have suggested. But when Amárach Research, (...)

At the MacGill Summer School, CSO director general Padraig Dalton said:   ‘GDP and GNP, although required internationally, no longer provide a sufficient understanding of the domestic economy.’ Photograph: Davd Sleator/The Irish Times

A group of experts is being established to provide more accurate data about economic growth in Ireland, the director general of the Central Statistics(...)

“That Irish consumers are eschewing brand names in favour of the own-brand offerings on the shelves of Aldi and Lidl in greater numbers than ever should come as no surprise.” File photograph: Getty Images

The share of the Irish grocery market held by the German discounters Aldi and Lidl has just increased dramatically, with confirmation due on Monday th(...)

Under pressure: SuperValu, Dunnes and Tesco face stiff rivalry from Lidl and Aldi. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Ireland’s supermarkets have changed enormously in recent years – and they’re still changing. In 2012 Tesco had grown its market share to 28.6 per c(...)

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