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Valentine’s Day teddy bears at a shop in Mumbai. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images

CONOR POPE: I’m not going to beat about the overpriced rosebush, Alison. Valentine’s Day is a ridiculous concept, to be avoided unless you enjoy be(...)

As a nation we are not sleeping enough and it’s impacting our health in all sorts of ways. Talk to almost any medic and that’s the message you’ll hear(...)

An examiner filling in  a form for a  driving test.  According to the Road Safety Authority, about 4,300 people have booked a  driving test on just a ‘rogue website’ over the last two years.

Thousands of Irish learner drivers are being “hoodwinked” each year into booking driving and theory tests through “rogue websites” in the UK.According(...)

David Hall of the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation: said the Insolvency Service of Ireland was essential, but “as it is currently structured it can’t work”.

Ireland’s new insolvency system is failing those who need it most because of penal costs associated with making applications, it has been claimed.Fian(...)

Ireland remains among the most expensive countries in the eurozone with Irish consumers paying 14 per cent more than average for a range of essential goods and services, according to a Forfás report to be published tomorrow.

Ireland remains among the most expensive countries in the eurozone with Irish consumers paying 14 per cent more than average for a range of essential (...)

The national average residential property price increase for the 12 months to the end of December was put at 6.4 per cent compared with a year-on-year increase of 5.6 per cent to the end of the previous month and a decrease of 4.5 per cent recorded in 2012.

The price of homes across the State climbed by over 6 per cent last year with Dublin outperforming the market considerably by recording price increase(...)

In many  cases,  mislabelled cod products sold in takeaways were smoked, breaded or battered, which allowed  effective concealment of  the appearance, smell and taste of the fish fillets. Photograph: Getty Images

The practice of mislabelling fish appears to have been eradicated in Irish supermarkets thanks to widespread media coverage of the fishy business - bu(...)

 Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisin Quinn and Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan join pupils from St Anne’s Community College, Killaloe, Co Clare, at the launch of  events to commemorate Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf of 1014, at Trinity College Dublin today.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

At the launch of a year-long celebration of the life and death of High King Brian Boru in Trinity College this morning, a security guard briefly inter(...)

The cost of living increased slightly last month compared with December 2012 but prices were unchanged compared to November, according to figures released by the Central Statistics Office .

The cost of living increased slightly last month compared with December 2012 but prices were unchanged compared to November, figures released by th(...)

Alcohol and tobacco prices climbed by 5.7 per cent in 2013, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/PA Wire

The cost of living was slightly up last month when compared with December 2012 but prices were unchanged in December compared to the previous month, f(...)

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