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(...)

Some of the many shops that  have closed for business on George’s Street in Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Eric Luke

“Marks and Spencer closing isn’t the end of the world. It’s just another shop,” states Graham Mongey. Mongey is one of three family members who own JJ(...)