The Bank of Ireland headquarters on Baggot Street in the early 1970s: not only do all of the Scott Tallon Walker drawings still survive, but also the construction drawings by Smith & Pearson

The former Bank of Ireland headquarters on Lower Baggot Street changed hands for a king’s ransom during the boom, when it was sold to a consortium hea(...)

Driving west from Waterloo, Ontario, through vast fields of corn and occasional patches of pumpkin, the landscape seems unnaturally flat. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

It’s festival week, but the twin cities of Waterloo/Kitchener are calm and quiet in the evenings. Restaurants are somewhat busier than usual and cabs (...)

Paul Duffy: ‘Sometimes in Ireland we can be a little critical of people who try.’

Paul Duffy may spend his time travelling the world as the chairman and chief executive of the Absolut Company, but he hasn’t forgotten his roots. Back(...)

Donard Gaynor’s knowledge of the global spirits market, particularly the buying habits of whiskey drinkers, is older than some of the rare malts resti(...)