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Shane Ross has become what he railed against in his days at the Sunday Independent: a minister who is determined to buy the public’s approval with their own money

A press release landed in media inboxes on Wednesday from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, which is presided over by Minister Shane Ros(...)

While the local corner store now stocks items from around the globe, there is also an emphasis on keeping it local and providing fresh produce that has been grown locally.
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Fewer and more are the two words that tell the story of developments within the Irish convenience-store sector in recent decades: the number of indepe(...)

The German discounter has 156 stores in Ireland and is aiming to have 200 in the next five years, but delays in the planning process may continue to thwart those plans

Planning issues for Lidl will delay €100 million worth of investment in new sites, which would have created 200 new jobs, the company’s property direc(...)

Alan Barry, Lidl Ireland’s property director, says around two-thirds of Lidl’s applications are opposed by its rivals

As confidence flows back into the economy, competition is hotting up in the €9 billion supermarket sector. It was always intense, especially since Ald(...)

A view of  Westport, Co. Mayo. Photograph: The Irish Times

Some towns are beating out-of-town shopping centres thanks to a system of ‘health checks’, a conference will be told today. The annual conference of (...)

Lottoland takes bets on some of the biggest lotteries in the world, including EuroMillions, US PowerBall and MegaMillions

A controversial lottery website that allows punters play lotteries in other jurisdictions, including the high-value US PowerBall and MegaMillions dra(...)

RGData managing director Tara Buckley appearing before the Oireachtas joint committee on finance on Tuesday

Lottery regulator Liam Sloyan has been severely criticised by TDs and Senators, who have said he is not doing enough to protect the public from the pr(...)

Innovative design: the Lidl in Terenure village was built on stilts to allow for car park spaces to be fitted underneath the store

Competition in the Irish grocery trade is set to become even more intense following the disclosure by German discounter Lidl that it is looking for(...)

The Agent Council said while there had been teething problems with the lottery’s new technology platform, the issues were being exaggerated.

As National Lottery officials gear up for a showdown with the Oireachtas finance committee this week, a dispute has emerged between retailers’(...)

Lotto machine: politicians are poised to ask PLI officials about the functioning of new ticket terminals supplied by Greek gaming giant Intralot.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The new private operator of the National Lottery has been called to appear before the Oireachtas finance committee following the recent systems crash(...)

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