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 Dublin Bus workers on the picket line at Donnybrook bus depot Saturday. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Dublin retailers have seen sales plummet by as much as 60 per cent as the impact of the first Saturday of the Dublin Bus strike hits them hard. Reta(...)

Falling fuel prices at the pump are partly the result of a recent drop in the cost of oil. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Consumer confidence remains strong despite Brexit and is driving spending increases across virtually all sectors, according to the latest Consumer Mar(...)

At the beginning of this year the minimum wage was raised by 50 cent per hour to €9.15 following the Government’s acceptance of the first report of the Low Pay Commission. Photograph: Getty Images

A proposed 10 cent an hour increase in the minimum wage has received a mixed reaction, with unions saying it is not enough and employer groups saying (...)

A 2014 report on the future of Ireland’s digital shopping by UPC estimated that consumers would spend close to €6 billion online that year. It was predicted that this figure would rise to €12.7 billion by 2020 A 2014 report on the future of Ireland’s digital shopping by UPC estimated that consumers would spend close to €6 billion online that year. It was predicted that this figure would rise to €12.7 billion by 2020

Earlier this year, it was announced that Toys R Us was closing the two outlets it had in Ireland after only six months. It may have come as news to (...)

The Republic of Ireland’s first Euro 16 match against Sweden kicks off at 5pm when thousands of Irish employees will still be at work. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Employers have been warned of increased absenteeism from work during Euro 2016 and are being advised to take a “pragmatic appraoch” when dealing with (...)

A new price survey from Revenue indicates the cost of alcohol and tobacco has climbed in the Republic over the past 12 months while the price of identical products in Northern Ireland has fallen. File photograph: Getty Images

Fears have been expressed that a “perfect storm” of currency shifts and tax changes could lead to a surge in shoppers from the Republic once more cros(...)

An artist’s impression Dublin City Centre around the Dame Street area showing the pedestrian space in front of Trinity College if Dublin City Council’s plans for College Green go ahead.

Business organisations have raised concerns about plans for the creation of a pedestrian and cycle plaza at Dublin’s College Green. The new civic s(...)

Small businesses get 21 per cent sales increase when they move online

Ireland may be home to many of the big internet companies, including global online marketplace Ebay, but many of our domestic small and medium enterp(...)

Commuters take to the tracks and walk along the line at Ranelagh. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A new move is to be made to try to resolve the dispute which has led to two strikes on Dublin’s Luas rail system system this month. The head of the (...)

Richard Bruton: his department says it will keep the rules “under review” and that they can be adjusted “in either direction” if they are adversely affecting the industry or consumers

After seven years of debate and delay, there is now a three- month scramble on to implement the new grocery regulations governing the relationship bet(...)

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