After more than 30 years at the helm of builders merchanting and DIY company Grafton Group, Michael Chadwick is stepping down.

After more than 30 years at the helm of builders merchanting and DIY company Grafton Group, Michael Chadwick is stepping down. Mr Chadwick studied at(...)

Non-executive chairman Micheal Chadwick is to retire after more than 40 years with the Grafton Group. (Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

Builders merchants and Woodies DIY owner Grafton Group said on Thursday that long-serving director Michael Chadwick is to step down from the board as(...)

Ryanair Holdings gets about 27 per cent of its sales from the UK but says that a Brexit would not have an immediate impact on its business. (Photograph: JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

Ireland’s largest companies are beginning to feel the effect of Britain’s division over whether to remain in the European Union. Concern about the (...)

Construction activity has increased every month for two and a half years, the report says. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Activity in the construction sector accelerated sharply last month as demand for industry professionals grew by up to 46 per cent. Two new reports ov(...)

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I am on the train to Limerick again. As it lumbers out of Heuston station I am reminded of a girl who lived in my building during my first year at un(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has portrayed a Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil coalition as the “nightmare scenario” for anyone who believes in equality.

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has portrayed a Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil coalition as the “nightmare scenario” for anyone who believes in e(...)

The front page of The Irish Times on Wednesday, March 24th, 1965. Photograph: The Irish Times

Ahead of the 1965 general election, an Irishman who has lived abroad is disappointed at how bland and civilised the Irish politicians are behaving dur(...)

The front page of The Irish Times on Friday, March 19th, 1965. Photograph: The Irish Times

The 17th Dáil has been dissolved and a general election is on the horizon. The leader of Fine Gael at the time, James Dillon, invites the press to Le(...)

“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(...)