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’Our aim is to create a forum for a bottom-up debate on the issues that matter,’ Lucinda Creighton writes.

Thanks to all those kind people who took the time to draw my attention to a tweet sent by Gerry Adams on Tuesday. It was a lovely way to start the new(...)

A poster at the Ikea store in Ballymun in February showing the meatballs which were removed from its menu. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Media reports on January 15th, 2013, that beef burgers being sold by retailers such as Aldi and Tesco contained horse got immediate global attention. (...)

A day after Irish figures suggested a slight improvement in Irish retail sales at the end of the year, the dire state of the UK “high street” was laid(...)

Tesco, which is almost two years into a turnaround plan for its UK business, said more shoppers had turned to discounters and upscale rivals for their Christmas treats. Photograph: Eric Luke

Two stalwarts of the British and Irish retail trade – Tesco and Marks & Spencer – have admitted that the Christmas period had failed to deliver(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: appealed to the public last November to donate food. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Crosscare, the social support agency of Dublin’s Catholic archdiocese, has confirmed it is charging charities 50 cent per kilo for food given to it by(...)

 Karen O’Leary: “There are certainly consequences to how we spend our money as there are consequences to everything that we do, but my job is to represent consumers and lower prices are good for the consumer”.   Photograph: Eric Luke

The head of the National Consumer Agency has commended the State’s leading supermarkets for waging a vegetable price war in the run-up to Christmas(...)

In the €9 billion grocery trade, the two big stories of 2013 were the alarming fall-off in Tesco’s Irish sales, and the relentless onwards march of the German discounters Aldi and Lidl. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The retail sector was the laggard of the Irish economy in 2013. Consumer sentiment may have risen to a five-year high on the back of the nascent econo(...)

Members ofthe IFA protest over supermarket pricing in Dunnes Stores, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Farmers staged a street protest in Dublin today against supermarkets selling vegetables very cheaply. A group of farmers marched into Dunnes Stores in(...)

Between now and Christmas Eve, Lidl is selling one-kilo bags of carrots, potatoes and onions for five cent each, while 500g bags of sprouts and turnips cost the same.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Supermarkets have insisted they are bearing the full cost of a major price war, which has seen the price of a range of vegetables fall to as low as fi(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange wait for the Federal Reserve’s decision in relation to its economic stimulus programme.  Photograph: David Karp

Markets on this side of the Atlantic were again held back by concerns over what the US Federal Reserve would choose to do in relation to its economic (...)

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