A month ago, 805 business owners in Dún Laoghaire were balloted on whether or not the town should become a Business Improvement District. The Yes vote won and now councillors must decide whether the proposal proceeds. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More people than usual will be watching tonight’s meeting of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Some say the outcome of one vote will be a (...)

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(...)