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Aodhan Ó Ríordáin: criticised school patrons who he said were responsible for a “vacuum of leadership”. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

CONOR POPE, Consumer Affairs CorrespondentExpensive e-books and tablet computers are being introduced to Irish schools without any consideration of th(...)

The service breakdown - which Three  Mobile blamed on a third party provider - came just minutes after the company announced it had bought rival 02 for close to a billion euro. Photograph: Lewis Stickley/PA Wire

Three Mobile said this afternoon that service has been resumed to all its customers after the telephone network suffered a major collapse this morning(...)

Irish Bank Officials’ Association general secretary Larry Broderick: “We don’t want to see our members being put in a position where there are sent out to act as debt collectors.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The largest banking union has said its members are unhappy at the prospect of being turned into debt collectors by the Central Bank’s revised code of (...)

Schools should be banned from insisting students wear expensive crested uniforms, according to a new report

Schools should be banned from insisting students wear expensive crested uniforms, workbooks should be outlawed and voluntary contributions should be “(...)

The Government has failed distressed borrowers and is more concerned with protecting the State’s banks, the head of the Free Legal Advice Centre, Noel(...)

The Government has failed distressed borrowers and is more concerned with protecting the State’s banks, the head of the Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC(...)

Moneylenders are careful in their targeting by offering loans to people dependent on social welfare – or those who need it most but can afford it least.

In 1984 Today Tonight, RTÉ’s precursor to Primetime, broadcast a groundbreaking programme on moneylenders which featured a young Joe Little door-stepp(...)

The Bank of Ireland headquarters on College Green in Dublin.

Bank of Ireland customers have responded angrily to news that the bank is increasing its charges again with the imposition of a new €5 fee every quart(...)

Michelin Star chefs and brothers Peter (left) and Jonray Sanchez-Iglesias, from Casamia Restaurant in Bristol, officially launching this year’s Taste of Dublin event, which is taking place this weekend in the Iveagh Gardens, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The organisers of Taste of Dublin have spent recent days burying statues of the Child of Prague around the grounds of the Iveagh Gardens in an attempt(...)

Passengers wait for their flight at Nice International airport yesterday.

The 48-hour strike by French air traffic controllers that grounded more than 3,000 flights across Europe since Tuesday morning ended last night but fu(...)

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