Dublin fireman Willie Bermingham founded the charity Alone in 1977. Photographs: The Irish Times

Ireland’s rapidly-ageing population means the services offered by the charity Alone have become more vital than ever as it celebrates 40 years in exis(...)

There are around 1.7 million households in the Republic and at least half have remained (foolishly) loyal to their electricity and gas suppliers over the last five years. Photograph: iStockphoto

Irish consumers have collectively wasted close to €1 billion over the last five years by spending way more than necessary to heat and light their home(...)

Data from Insurance Ireland gives the most reliable indication of how often firms are refusing to provide quotes, as insurance companies themselves do not provide such figures. File photograph: Getty Images

The number of motorists denied quotes by three or more insurance companies in recent years has almost quadrupled, figures from Insurance Ireland have (...)