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(...)

Hilco will move HMV to the old Karen Millen outlet. Photo: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

HMV plans to shift its store on Dublin’s Grafton Street from its current location down to the site of the old Karen Millen outlet at number 27. In tur(...)

Johnny Ronan was one of the highest profile developers during the property boom that ultimately led to the Republic’s financial crash in 2008.

US firm Colony Capital and UK-based M&G Investments are funding developer Johnny Ronan’s exit from the National Asset Management Agency (Nama).Ron(...)

Dariusz Rejniewicz of Fairview Strand, Fairview, Dublin but originally from Poland, pleaded guilty  to handling stolen property at McDonalds on Grafton Street. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A former Google employee has been given a suspended sentence for trying to sell a stolen laptop back to his colleague.The laptop was stolen from a wor(...)

Gavin Stark: bullish mood

Gavin Slark, the drum-bashing chief executive of building materials supplier Grafton Group, was in bullish mood after presenting stellar annual result(...)

Grafton says that growth in retail spending, including DIY, is likely to be modest as households continue to gradually reduce high levels of debt.

Builders’ merchant and DIY group Grafton has reported profit before tax that was up 56 per cent to £101.2 million (€141 million) for the year ended De(...)

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TODAY Results: Mincon Group; Urban Outfitters. Meetings: Eurogroup meeting. Indicators: Euro zone Sentix Investor Confidence (Mar); US lab(...)

Irish retail had a year of transition in 2014 as Grafton refocused the operation on its core DIY offering

Builders’ merchant and DIY group Grafton, which announced the bolt-on acquisition of TG Lynes in the UK last week, is due to publish final results for(...)