Healthy and happy: From left: Jade Delaney, Noel Gavin, Dearbhla Hynes and Sean Walsh in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Jade Delaney, 22, is a student from Sheriff Street, Dublin. She lost 9 stone, moving from 20 stone to 11 by working out at TRX Studio (www.trx.ie), a(...)

Dundrum Town Centre: part of Project Jewel sale.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Rising sales have helped the retail sector turn a corner in 2015 but, battered by the bust, it still faces significant challenges in terms of an overs(...)

Read all our Christmas content at irishtimes.com/itschristmas Today’s snow queens are not icy maidens bedecked in ballerina drifts of tulle – i(...)

Footwear by Skechers

Footwear specialist Skechers has just opened its 10th Irish store at the Whitewater shopping centre in Newbridge, Co Kildare. Skechers is occupying th(...)

Grafton Street: “Current Zone A headline rents on Grafton Street are in the region of €5,600-€5,900 per square metre.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Prime high street rents in the retail sector are growing strongly and regional activity is beginning to pick up, new research finds. Although consult(...)

 Karen Millen, Grafton Street: now closed, the outlet will house HMV. Photograph: DAVE MEEHAN

HMV’s Grafton Street business is on the move again. Since vacating its spacious shop on the street, it has been trading on a temporary basis in the fo(...)

Take Me Home is a well-stocked wool shop run by husband and wife Aine and Sean Carey

When you say “Dundrum” these days, most people associate it with a large self-contained destination shopping centre. But Dundrum was a proper s(...)

James Brohan’s hardware shop sits on Parnell Steet in Ennis and offers all you would need to maintain a house

Ennis in Co Clare is my home town, so I’m always curious as to what new things are happening there. Forget Me Not on Lower Market Street is a clothes (...)

Margaret Heffernan: accused of having a tempestuous management style. Photograph: Pat Langan

Whether it is with workers, unions, disgruntled former managers, rivals, banks or landlords, Dunnes Stores is a magnet for conflict. Margaret Hefferna(...)

Hilco will move HMV to the old Karen Millen outlet. Photo: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

HMV plans to shift its store on Dublin’s Grafton Street from its current location down to the site of the old Karen Millen outlet at number 27. In tur(...)