McDonald’s on Grafton Street had been paying €1.15 million until its lease ran out in 2011. The rent subsequently dropped to €600,000. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

McDonald’s fast-food outlet on Dublin’s Grafton Street is among eight retail investments and five office blocks which have just been bought by Irish L(...)

7-11 Grafton Street: four shops including McDonalds which are bringing in an overall rent of €1,820,000. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

With the Dublin retail market, as well as the suburban office sector, rapidly recovering, Royal London Asset Management is planning to offload eight r(...)

Optica, a boutique eyewear business run by husband and wife team Donal and Deirdre McNally

Dawson Street, one of Dublin’s most beautiful thoroughfares, is currently blighted by Luas works but savvy shoppers will have noticed a subtle chan(...)

H&M’s new Dublin flagship store on Dame Street. (Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

H&M, Europe’s second-biggest clothing retailer, saw sales jump by 17 per cent in the fourth quarter as November sales rose faster than expected.H(...)

Kokepiyo, a girl group, at an in-store event at a Tower Records in Tokyo, one of the chain’s 85 locations in Japan. Photograph: Hiroyuki Ito/The New York Times

Around the world, the music business has shifted toward downloads and streaming. But in Japan, the compact disc is still king.On a drizzly Sunday afte(...)

26-27 Grafton Street: occupied by HMV on a short term lease, its likely future long-term tenant & Other Stories is expected to carry a full range of women’s clothes. photograph: cyril byrne

Only four months after opening the Cos fashion store on Dublin’s Wicklow Street, the giant H&M fashion group has emerged as the favourite to put (...)

Later this month, The National embark on a short tour of Ireland with shows in Cork, Dublin and Galway. Over the course of their career, the band h(...)

Footballers’ wives school of chic: Fiorentina Restaurant on Parliament Street

Do Italians eat like Italians any more? The food writer Katie Parla told me once that processed food was marching across the Italian food world as (...)

The first comment under the video of the debut single from the new Irish group Little Matador on YouTube says “Much prefer this to Snow Patrol” – a(...)

Seven Irish HMVs have re-opened across the country since Candian firm Hilco took over the company. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Entertainment retailer HMV will reopen on Grafton Street on Saturday April 19th, Irish Record Store Day. Although HMV are excluded from R(...)