The Next shop on Grafton Street in Dublin city centre: the retailer is now concentrating on larger in-town or out-of-town stores. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fashion and accessories retailer Next is to close its shop on Dublin’s Grafton Street and make way for another fashion and lifestyle group Hugo Bos(...)

Andrew Rudd: a chef, event organiser, author, TV and radio presenter, his three-piece suit  is €680 and shirt €120, both  from Reiss. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Andrew Rudd Rudd (40, above) is a chef, event organiser, author, TV and radio presenter. “I tend to wear waistcoats quite a bit with jeans, a n(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Simon Coveney at the helm of his yacht ‘Wavetrain’ during Tuesday’s racing at Cork Week. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has said that there has been “no final decision” on offering a British sports consultancy an opportunity to run an(...)

Investment vehicle Red & Black, 60 per cent-owned by Permira, placed about 8.4 million Hugo Boss shares, or a stake of 11.9 per cent, at €113 a share. Photograph: Thomas Niedermueller/EPA

Investors including private equity firm Permira have sold off their holding in Hugo Boss for about €950 million, leaving Italy’s Marzotto family as t(...)

McLaren 650S Spider MSO: the perfect foil to Ferraris.

A wise man once told me that unless I could park a car in the street, lock it up and walk away without a second glance, then I could not afford tha(...)

A passion for fashion: Conor Pope working in the Oxfam Ireland shop in Rathfarnham. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

I’m rummaging through my first bag of the morning when I pick out a bra so big you could use it as a parachute. I put this somewhat unconventional (...)

Chris Henry wears jacket 425, shirt 160, twill trousers 135. Simon Zebo wears Bomber jacket 445, shirt 95, jeans 135. Jamie Heaslip wears Jacket 375, shirt 115, jeans 125. Photograph: Sean Jackson

Whether scrumhalves or flankers, they are built like tanks these days. Irish rugby stars are top athletes in prime condition, strong and ferociousl(...)

Hugo Boss said it would aim for average sales growth in the high-single digits in the coming years

German fashion house Hugo Boss wants to move further into the luxury market and promote its brand more consistently around the globe to help it accele(...)

 A lone shopper sits outside a Primark clothing store. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Increasingly erratic weather is driving European clothing retailers to buy goods more often and closer to home, rather than relying on seasonal collec(...)