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Real deal: two BA pilots in the company’s A380 simulator. Photograph: British Airways

The fate of more than 450 people is resting in my trembling hands as I fly into Manchester in the lashing rain. The bad weather doesn’t faze me, and I(...)

 RTÉ director general Noel Curran: “Crucially, throughout this very difficult period, RTÉ has continued to deliver for audiences across all its services.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

RTÉ has reported a loss of €65.2 million for 2012 but it also made an operating profit of more than €2 million. Senior executives said this was an ind(...)

The Central Bank has outlined a series of new rules for debt management firms

The Central Bank is preparing to move against debt management companies which have been allowed set up in the Republic in recent years without offerin(...)

More than half those who buy frozen beef burgers are less likely to do so now because of the horse meat scandal which broke last January, according to(...)

Earlier this year Permanent TSB came back to the lenders’ table. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Identifying a property bubble just before it pops is well and good but recognising one before it starts to inflate is where the real skill – and money(...)

Irish consumers may be hit with higher fees by credit card companies. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish consumers will be hit with higher fees if plans by the European Commission to impose a cap on the charges credit card companies can impose on re(...)

A basket of groceries: families are spending on average over this year€67 less than they did in 2012

Shoppers in the Republic are continuing to feel the squeeze with new data revealing that families are spending less on groceries and switching to the (...)

‘Today, O’Leary, I am wearing a suitcase coat.’ Photograph: The Irish Times

You won’t get anything out of me this time O’Leary. Oh no. This time I’m gonna waltz past your surly check-in staff with a smirk on my face. Because t(...)

The NCA carried out unannounced compliance blitz visits to 349 traders across a range of retail sectors nationwide in 2012.

The National Consumer Agency (NCA) has said it remains relevant to Irish consumers ahead of its merger with the Competition Authority. In its annual r(...)

The Government has handed the banks a charter to repossess family homes and failed to grasp the scale of the mortgage arrears crisis, Fianna Fáil clai(...)

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