François-Henri Pinault, who took over the Kering business from his father in 2006. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Since September, at least nine senior executives have left businesses controlled by French billionaire François Pinault. The latest came this month, w(...)

Dr Kenneth Jordan found a Dublin housebuyer would need an income of €66,572 to buy an average house there, compared with an income of €32,042 for a non-Dublin housebuyer. Photograph: Frank Miller

Dublin house prices appear to be 10-25 per cent above affordable levels, with price rises in the upper end of the market driving average price incr(...)

Extensive works to a pitched roof usually entail that the existing roof covering (which is usually slate, concrete tile, clay tile or even thatch) is nearing the end of its life span and requires wholesale replacement
Property Clinic

Q A hole in my pitched roof was causing leaks and damp patches inside the house. A roofer looked at it and advised (...)

FROM LEFT: tulip coat, €35 at Penneys; knitted PU front jumper, at Topshop (£46 at topshop.com); metallic pencil skirt, £165 by Jaeger at jaeger.co.uk; pink cropped trousers, £19.50 at laredoute.co.uk; bow-detail coat, €605 by Red Valentino at Brown Thomas. BOTTOM ROW: cashmere socks, €40 (50 per cent of all October sales go to Irish Cancer Society) at Monaghans Cashmere; leather brogues with Perspex heel, €755 by Simone Rocha at net-a-porter.com; crew-neck jumper, €25 at Dunnes Stores; handwoven horse-hair necklace on 22ct gold chain, €70 by Daniela Cardillo at coldlilies.com

It has been difficult to imagine pink being cool. Sure, we’ve been wearing it on our lips, in the fabric of our undergarments, in bright neons and hot(...)

The Insolvency Service of Ireland has denied claims it will allow hospital consultants, accountants or solicitors will automatically be allowed to retain ownership of “trophy homes” they can’t afford.

The Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) has denied claims that insolvent hospital consultants, accountants or solicitors will be allowed to retain own(...)

The Insolvency Service of Ireland has denied claims it will allow hospital consultants, accountants or solicitors will automatically be allowed to retain ownership of “trophy homes” they can’t afford.

The Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) has denied claims that insolvent hospital consultants, accountants or solicitors will be allowed to retain (...)

Puma poached a new chief executive from Danish jeweller Pandora, hiring a man with experience on the soccer field and at long-time rival Adidas(...)