A model wears a creation for Irish fashion designer Sharon Wauchob’s ready-to-wear collection in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Thibault Camus/AP.

The Louvre Oratory, where the funerals of both Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu took place, was the historic location in Paris yesterday for Irish(...)

Li-Ann Smal wears an Erdem dress at the launch of the Brown Thomas autumn-winter collections. Photograph: Eric Luke

Brown Thomas kicked off the winter fashion season yesterday with a stylish show in the store’s new accessories area, part of a €9 million development (...)

UnionPay: there are almost as many UnionPay cards globally in circulation as the two leading payment cards combined

It’s an increasingly common sight shopping malls and at ATMs and in hotels from Okinawa to Bangkok to Manila – the logo of the Chinese payment system (...)

The Brown Thomas flagship store on Grafton Street, Dublin, is to get a €8.5 million refurbishment. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The owners of Irish department store retailer Brown Thomas have decided to wind up about 10 dormant companies registered here with the companies of(...)

 Maria Boardman wearing a red mesh dress by Maje, and Thalia Heffernan wearing a Needle & Thread hand-beaded dress at the launch of the BT2 Spring Summer Collection  in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times 0:45

“This store is about streetwear and occasion wear,” said Shelly Corkery of Brown Thomas, launching BT2’s spring/summer collections yesterday with a sh(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary and TV3 commercial director Pat Kiely at the filming of an ad for the airline in the station’s HD studio in Ballymount, Dublin, earlier this month. (See question 20.) Photograph: Brian McEvoy

There was a big entry to my Christmas quiz last month. The winner is Mrs Kenya Quigley from Greystones in Co Wicklow. Congratulations, you win a two-d(...)

Shoppers  queue outside the Brown Thomas store on Grafton St,  Dublin this morning. Photograph: Brown Thomas via Twitter

The St Stephen’s Day sales will see shoppers out in force today as retailers try to recover from a lower-than-expected spend in the run up to the 25t(...)

Brown Thomas on Grafton Street: “We’re going to put in a new beauty hall,” managing director Stephen Sealey said yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Irish retailer Brown Thomas is planning to spend up to €9 million next year refurbishing the ground floor of its flagship department store on Grafton (...)

Nigel Blow: “It was very disappointing what happened with Ulster Bank,” Mr Blow said. “In fact, disappointed is an understatement.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Arnotts chairman Nigel Blow has told The Irish Times he was “disappointed and surprised” that Ulster Bank sold its €140 million loans in the departmen(...)

Fitzwilliam Finance Partners Ltd, an investment company led by solicitor Noel Smyth, has bought €140 million worth of loans owed by Irish retailer Arnotts to Ulster Bank.

Fitzwilliam Finance Partners Ltd, an investment company led by solicitor Noel Smyth, has bought €140 million worth of loans owed by Irish retailer Arn(...)