View of the Capitol site, developed by John Cleary Developments, Cork city. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Construction is underway on Cork’s most important high-street development for many years. “The Capitol”, located on St Patrick’s Street, but also w(...)

Striking graduate designs in red with a heavy scarf by Zoe Redmond, knitwear by Aisling Duff, a casual split-colour outfit by Eavan Butler and beautiful pleating from Nino Sanaia

This year a record number of fashion students – 64 in total – will graduate from the two main colleges in Ireland, 37 from NCAD and 27 from LSAD. The(...)

Since humble beginnings in Dublin, the chain now boasts over 300 stores in 10 countries and 62,000 employees

Next week, on April 14th, Primark will open its first store in Italy. The store is in Arese, about 12km from fashion hotspot Milan, in a former Alfa (...)

Primark  opened the first store on Dublin’s Mary Street in 1969. It expanded steadily in Ireland – where it is known as Penneys – and Britain over the next three decades, before moving into Europe

Fashion retailer Primark’s Spanish expansion is proving a success, according to the company’s latest sales figures. The firm’s Spanish turnover was (...)

Nutgrove: new contemporary image planned for the centre

After broadening the appeal of the 30-year-old centre by signing up two new brands, Carrig Donn and Tiger, Davy Real Estate is planning further refurb(...)

Student on a budget Bronagh Buckley tells us how to get her look without overspending. A great way to start is in your family members wardrobes. Our g(...)

Simone Roche, Emma O’Carroll, Orla Kiely, Liz Kelsh, Ciara Hunt, Helen Lambert, Fiona Byrne, Breege O’Donoghue, Freida Gormley

Emma O'Carroll Textile specialist From Roscommon, the daughter of architects and one of a family of 12, O’Carroll started making and selling Aran(...)

Love/Hate: one of RTÉ’s biggest DVD hits

RTÉ has put its e-commerce platform and its merchandise delivery activities out to tender. The broadcaster is “seeking companies that can provide the (...)

Golden Island shopping centre in Athlone, Co Westmeath. Tesco and Penneys are main anchors, and other tenants include Boots, Argos, Lifestyle Sports,  Holland & Barrett, Specsavers and Dealz, plus a six-screen IMC cinema.

Swiss bank Credit Suisse has purchased the Golden Island shopping centre in Athlone for €43.5 million. The investment will be held by one of a numbe(...)

Left – Kieran’s choice: Grey denim shirt, €145, All Saints; jeans, €90, Levis; black boots, €110 Bugatti; Right– Grace’s choice: Red/white stripe tee, €42, Farah; navy trousers, €130, Gant; navy blazer, €199.95, Selected; white lace-ups, €65, Converse

As every actor knows, clothes have the power to transform, outward appearance being a key to character. We spoke to three young actors shortlisted fo(...)