Some 300 years to the day after signing the deed of sale for the Mansion House to the corporation, on May 18th, 1715, Joshua Dawson’s descendant Lady Moyola (above right), the widow of Maj James Dawson Chichester-Clark, former prime minister of Northern Ireland, arrived to meet  Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr Christy Burke (centre) for the occasion. Lady Moyola’s daughter, Tara Whitely, is at left. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

It may be one of central Dublin’s posher streets nowadays, but Dawson Street used to be a “piece of marshy land without even a lane crossing it”. Tha(...)

Grafton said its DIY business in Ireland benefitted from modest revenue growth as the recovery in the wider economy started to slowly transition into the retail sector

Builders’ merchant and DIY group Grafton has reported a 6.7 per cent increase in group revenue for the first four months to the end of April.In an int(...)

EasyJet: results on Tuesday

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 “We’ve never had so many from Ireland,” says Giovanna Carnevali, director of the Mies van der Rohe architecture award. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

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7-11 Grafton Street: four shops including McDonalds which are bringing in an overall rent of €1,820,000. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

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Clarendon Inn at Clarendon Street: to be sold on the instructions of receiver Declan Taite of Duff & Phelps.

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Henna is suited for those who would like to go darker rather than lighter

I’ve seen hairdressers roll their eyes –floor-to-ceiling circles in their sockets – at the thought of using henna as a hair dye. Henna has a reputa(...)

Glenn Murray celebrates after scoring the first goal for Crystal Palace as Manchester City’s Joe Hart appeals for offside recently. Photograph: Reuters / Suzanne Plunkett

We are approaching, as Alex Ferguson once charmingly described it, the nerve wracking “squeaky bum time” of the English football season. Half the Iris(...)

South King Street: new offerings for shoppers. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dublin’s South King Street, running along the side of the St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, is getting a shake-up with four of the shops close to Bu(...)