Dún Laoghaire: The contrast with the waterfront, transformed in the past few years, is stark, leading to the town being dubbed: Monaco at the front, Beirut at the back. Photograph: Eric Luke

Attempts to revive the declining fortunes of Dún Laoghaire’s town centre proposed by the Dún Laoghaire BID (Business Improvement District) company are(...)

Gerry Nolan died as a result of a fire at his caravan in Deerpark in July 24th, 2006. Photograph: Crimestoppers

Gardaí have launched a murder investigation into the death of Gerry Nolan, who was killed in Castlecomer nine years ago. Mr Nolan died as a result of (...)

Winter walkers on the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire, last evening. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A new strategy to redesign Dún Laoghaire would divide its main thoroughfare into four distinctive retail quarters and place students at the heart of t(...)

Derek Hughes: founder of chain that collapsed with debts of almost €15m. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

The company behind bookseller Hughes & Hughes incurred losses totalling €1.35 million in the two years prior to the brand disappearing last year.N(...)

Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em would seem to be the decision reached by Irish entrepreneur Derek Hughes as he throws his lot in with his arch (...)

Conor Whelan, managing director of Eason & Co, and Derek Hughes of Hughes & Hughes. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

Irish bookseller Eason & Co has added six franchised outlets to its chain of stores, including three shops belonging to ri(...)