“We are humbled that so many people entrust us with their love life. To come to work every day knowing you can effect so much positive change is just wonderful.”

The traditional scenario of "boy meets girl from the next parish, and lives happily ever after" is far less common than it used to be, and the love b(...)

Grafton chief executive Gavin Slark

Builders merchanting and DIY group Grafton, which operates the Woodie’s chain in Ireland and also has operations in Britain, Belgium and the Netherlan(...)

Giant’s staircase: Utec, Lima has ‘opened up exciting new frontiers for Peruvian architecture’. Photograph: Grafton Architects, Iwan Baan Studio

Drive south on Lima’s coastal highway and the city’s beachside cliffs loom above you until a ravine cuts a path inland. Take this road and quickly re(...)

Shares in British supermarket Morrisons rose 8.7 per cent rise after its sales figures beat forecasts. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

European markets rallied from last week’s wipeout as car-makers and retailers made gains yesterday. However, a further fall in crude oil prices dampe(...)

Grafton Group chief executive Gavin Slark saidthe group anticipates reporting operating profit for 2015 in line with the guidance of about £125.5m - £127.0m.(Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

Builders merchanting and DIY group Grafton said on Tuesday that trading conditions in its final quarter of the year were “broadly positive”, on the b(...)

Grafton Group chief executive Gavin Slark

Builders’ merchant and DIY group Grafton has acquired T Brewer, a London-based specialist timber business for an undisclosed sum. Established in 1988(...)

Three quarters of the towns and cities surveyed by An Taisce on behalf of the IBAL group were found to be “Clean to European Norms”.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Just one Irish town is now “seriously littered”, according to the last survey from the Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) group . The survey of 40(...)

Shoppers outside a Next store in Nottingham, England as sales get underway. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Nidge may well have died in a hail of bullets over a year ago but he’s still setting style trends when it comes to sales time in Dublin. Lazy gende(...)

Glen Hansard, Bono and Hozier singing on Grafton Street on Christmas Eve. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Bono, Hozier, Glen Hansard, The Script and The Coronas took to Dublin’s Grafton Street this Christmas Eve in what has become an annual busking session(...)

Six years ago, I moved up to Dublin with my then-girlfriend, now-wife. It’s been long enough for her to accept all my Monaghan nuances, not least the (...)