The Caimi Brevetti display at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan in April. Photograph: Saverio Lombardi Vallauri

The Milan furniture fair, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the biggest and most important in the world, is not for the faint-hearted. It was bigger t(...)

 Aoibheann McNamara in front of artwork by artist Joana Astolfi at her home in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Donegal woman Aoibheann McNamara is the proprietor of the Ard Bia restaurant at Nimmos in Galway, and she is into slow food and slow fashion. She bega(...)

A private house in Dalkey, Co Dublin, by Italian Solutions for deBlacam & Meagher

Kate Macklin had been living near Milan for almost two decades, running a business that imported Irish beef and lamb in to Italy, when she saw an oppo(...)

Hermes head coach Rudi Wortmann: his Hermes side has 13 wins and a draw out of 14 matches so far this season. . Photograph: Inpho

MARY HANNIGAN We haven’t even seen the back of February and already Hermes have qualified for European competition next season by winning phase one(...)

The so-called Rhinelander Mansion on Madison Avenue, which houses the Polo Ralph Lauren store, is reportedly to go on the market.

For such an enthusiastic investor in some of the highest-profile shopping streets in the world, Limerick man Aidan Brooks is a pretty low-key guy. He(...)

Deutsche Bank’s € 1.75bn contingent convertible bond traded below 75 cents on the euro — its lowest level — a 19 per cent fall in price this year. (Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)

Prices for the riskiest bonds sold by some of Europe’s largest banks plumbed new lows on Monday, the latest sign of investors reassessing their outlo(...)

Striped wide brim cotton fedora - Giverney €160 (right) Wide brim pink and blue checked panama fedora - Zapano wide brim - € 160  Photograph: Johnny McMillan

A little bit of Paris comes to Dublin next Thursday, November 19th, with the opening on South Anne Street of celebrated hatmaker Tony Peto’s first (...)

Kingspan shares increased nearly 5% to €23.35 on the back of positive quarterly numbers and a full-year profit forecast of €250m

World equity indexes fell and oil prices weakened on yesterday as disappointing trade data in China stoked further concerns over weakening global grow(...)

A series of paintings by Richard Gorman in the RHA  Annual Exhibition in 2014. Photograph: David Sleator

The artist Richard Gorman has been named as the first winner of the Savills Art Prize, a new visual arts award worth €5,000, presented by Savills a(...)

German transport minister Alexander Dobrindt answers questions at a press conference in Berlin on Wednesday about developments in the Volkswagen scandal. Photograph: EPA/Saoeren Stache

Germany is to retest all Volkswagen car models to gauge their genuine emissions levels after new revelations from the carmaker six weeks into its bigg(...)