Woodies DIY owner Grafton said that the acquisition of TG Lynes  further strengthens the group’s platform for future growth in this target sector and will be earnings enhancing from completion.  (Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times)

Builders merchant and DIY group Grafton has continued its expansion in the UK with the acquisition of a UK distributor of mechanical engineering prod(...)

Fans of Jigsaw, which closed its Irish flagship on Grafton Street two years ago, will be interested to know the brand is now stocked in Arnotts of (...)

You have to admire the chutzpah of the welcome. As he’s leading the way up the stairs, the Scottish wine bar guy has asked whether it’s a first vis(...)

Customers enjoy a last few moments at  Bewley’s on Grafton Street ahead if its closure for a six-month refurbishment. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

“A little piece of Dublin going away from us” was how one customer described the final day of Bewley’s Café on Grafton Street in its current guise. Th(...)

Greece’s Alpha Bank AE rallied 17 percent. “Today is a huge relief for the banks, which are a big part of the index, because part of the story is that they will be kept afloat,” said analyst Jean-Paul Jeckelmann Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

European stocks surpassed their recent highs as Greece won tentative approval for a four-month extension from euro zone ministers.The news was follow(...)

Fashion by definition is about transience and Irish and international fashion will each have their own turns in the spotlights this year. Yesterday, I(...)

Sculptor Tim Schmalz displays a scale model of Homeless Jesus while visiting The Irish Times offices in Dublin last week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 2:47

After a competition among prospective sites, Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin has won the Homeless Jesus sculpture for the park in its grounds, gi(...)

The public consultation resulted in 88 submissions, addressing a range of issues including volume. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times 3:23

A public consultation on Dublin buskers found an overwhelming majority of concerns related to “excessive noise”, with many participants seeking a ban (...)

Grafton’s retailing division, which includes Woodie’s, reported a modest recovery in core retail sales in Ireland as household finances continue to be under pressure

DIY and building group Grafton has posted a 9.5 per cent increase in revenue to £2.08 billion (€2.64 billion) for 2014, compared to £1.90 billion (€2.(...)

The queue outside JD Sports on Dublin’s Henry Street at 8:30am on St Stephen’s Day  as sales start in many  major stores. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 2:31

A bleak December 26th this year might have persuaded any right-thinking person that venturing outside would constitute reckless behaviour. But you h(...)