People were found hiding under stuffed toys at a game of hide-and-seek in Ikea in Belgium. (Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times)

Ikea has stopped plans by thousands of people to play hide-and-seek in its box-like stores in the Netherlands. After a spirited round of the children’(...)

Convivial drinking in a pub is grand, despite what the new puritans might have you believe (see also: red fizz, stage left). Photograph: Getty Images

Ahead of Ireland’s big day, we thought we would take at look at just some of the ways Irish consumers are unique and a couple of things we think be(...)

Swedish furniture retailer Ikea  said it is to halt its online magazine in Russia due to fears it contravenes the country’s sexual orientation laws. File photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Ikea says it is halting its online magazine in Russia because of fears that it violates the country’s law banning the promotion of “gay values” to min(...)

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In the end, it all comes down to where in your own personal universe you receive Swedish design. If your only conscious exposure to the products of(...)

All profits from the sales go towards empowering the female makers through employment.

This International Women’s Day put your purchasing power to good use by investing in this decorative range of hand-embroidered cushion covers, €7.5(...)

Dining area after staging: a warm, clean and inviting atmosphere

So you’ve decided to place your home on the market. What is the best course of action to help change that For Sale sign to Sold? After price and lo(...)

Visitors  take pictures of the new Samsung Galaxy S6 during the Mobile World Congress. Photograph:  David Ramos/Getty Images 1:34

Samsung Electronics has built wireless charging into its latest flagship products - the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.The new smartphones were unveiled at Mob(...)

Detail from Thicket by Anthony Lyttle

Thicket – Anthony Lyttle Cross Gallery, Dublin **** Anthony Lyttle was born in Kisumu, Kenya, in 1960, but has spent most of his life (...)

Warm up your patio Make those ventures outdoors a little more hearth-warming with a powder-coated steel Marino outdoor gas fire, 126cm by (...)

kea’s store in Ballymun, Dublin. Having opened 12 stores in 2013-14, Ikea is likely to expand at a similar rate this financial year.

Ikea, the world’s biggest furniture retailer, expects a rise in European revenues to continue this financial year, with its focus on low prices helpin(...)