Prices in the food and grocery sector are at the same level now as they were in 2000, according to Retail Ireland. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

The Irish retail sector remains optimistic for the future despite the challenges presented by price stagnation and the increased competition from the (...)

Musicians Neil Martin and Christy Moore were among those to carry the coffin of uilleann piper Liam O’Flynn at his funeral in Kill, Co Kildare.  . Photograph: Alan Betson

Liam O’Flynn “understood simplicity in a way few people did. He understood space. He understood silence,” recalled the late uileann piper’s friend and(...)

New Retail Ireland chairman Willie O’Byrne:  “The industry is facing a number of challenges which we as an organisation must address immediately.” Photograph: Shane O’Neill/Fennells

Willie O’Byrne, managing director of BWG Foods, has been elected as the new chairman of Retail Ireland, a body affiliated to employers’ group Ibec. M(...)

Leo Crawford,  chief executive of  BWG Group. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Food island came to Dublin this week when suppliers from across the country and abroad gathered at the Convention Centre for one of the year’s biggest(...)