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(...)

H&M managing director Carlos Duarte in the company’s new outlet on College Green.

H&M, the Swedish fashion retailer that opened a new flagship store on College Green in Dublin on Friday, is seeking new locations for expansion in(...)

Chris Hadfield’s You Are Here is a compilation of 150 photographs culled from the 45,000 he took while in space. 4:52

Ireland’s favourite astronaut was back in Dublin and it felt like he had never been away. Cmdr Chris Hadfield returned to Ireland to sign copie(...)

Former International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield has been awarded a gold medal of honorary patronage by the University Philosophical Society in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Former International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield has received an honorary patronage from Trinity College Dublin. He was awarded a gold meda(...)

 Saffron Thomas, who is the daughter of Jules Thomas, Ian Bailey’s partner. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Jules Thomas’s daughter, Saffron Thomas, told the court she could not believe it when she learned that her mother and Ian Bailey had been arrested in (...)

Gavin Slark, Chief executie of  Grafton Group, pictured in Woodies DIY, Carrickmines.

DIY and building group Grafton has acquired UK-based Crescent Building Supplies for an undisclosed sum.Crescent, which trades from three branches in W(...)

Activists outside Barnardo furriers with fox pelts to mark International Fur Free Friday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 1:24

Animal rights protesters have demonstrated outside the capital’s oldest and most esteemed fur shop to mark International Fur-Free Friday. Some two doz(...)

With its armchairs pulled up to the window looking towards Grafton Street, this is one of the hottest tables in town in December. It’s afternoon te(...)