3GCQ: south docklands former warehouse converted to office use after Denis O’Brien invested more than €3m in its revamp

Zalando, Europe’s biggest dedicated online fashion retailer, is to pay a record rent for a newly restored Victorian warehouse owned by businessman Den(...)

Striking graduate designs in red with a heavy scarf by Zoe Redmond, knitwear by Aisling Duff, a casual split-colour outfit by Eavan Butler and beautiful pleating from Nino Sanaia

This year a record number of fashion students – 64 in total – will graduate from the two main colleges in Ireland, 37 from NCAD and 27 from LSAD. The(...)

Bob Geldof and Van Morrison in A Fanatic Heart, a biography of WB Yeats

‘The 1916 commemoration on O’Connell Street was like a bad North Korea-type military parade with emotionally overblown television coverage” – no, not(...)

 Russia is set to switch state networks from Windows to an open-source system based on Linux. (Photograph: Microsoft/PA Wire)

When he’s not checking Gmail on his MacBook, Vladimir Putin’s new internet czar can’t stop railing against American technology companies. Google, App(...)

Gap: the company has closed about 175  stores and eliminated 250 corporate jobs recently. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Gap, the largest clothing-focused retailer in the US, reported second-quarter profit that met analysts’ estimates as the company revamps its flagship (...)

 Looking out from Gap on the southeast corner of Herald Square in New York. American brands, including Gap and J. Crew, are reporting slumping sales, while foreign fast-fashion brands like H&M and Uniqlo lure away their customers. (Photograph: Yana Paskova/The New York Times)

At 8:50 on a Wednesday morning, nearly two dozen shoppers hovered in front of H&M’s new global flagship store on the corner of West 34th Street a(...)

Bottles of Penfolds: one of the brands owned byTreasury Wine Estates.  Photograph: David Gray/Reuters
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In numbers: wine wars 2 Number of bids received by the world’s biggest listed winemaker, Australia’s Treasury Wine Estates. The first bid is from US p(...)

Mick Jagger and designer L’Wren Scott pictured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in  2011. File Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

The Rolling Stones have cancelled their planned concert in the Australian city of Perth after the death of the fashion designer L’Wren Scott, t(...)

The building on the corner of Grafton Street and Lemon Street, Dublin, which was formerly occupied by A|wear. Photograph: Alan Betson

One of the best retail pitches on Dublin’s Grafton Street goes on the letting market today when a top international trader is sought for the former A|(...)

The vagaries of clothes sizes are nothing new. A size 10 in one shop can be a 14 in another

Makers of women’s clothes deceive to flatter with sizesWe got an interesting letter from a woman mystified by clothes sizes. “During the past week I b(...)