The acquisition  of Arnotts  is a major signal of confidence in the Irish economic recovery story from one of the world’s most professional retailers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The acquisition by Selfridges of Arnotts on Monday might have been well flagged but it nonetheless represented a major shot in the arm for the retail (...)

Arnotts: Selfridges Group acquired the 172-year-old Henry Street business on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irishman Paul Kelly says he has “long admired” the Dublin department store Arnotts and on Monday he got the opportunity to shape its future when Selfr(...)

 Arnotts, Henry Street, Dublin.  Selfridges has bought the city centre department store for an undisclosed sum. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Ciarán Hancock Dublin department store Arnotts has been acquired by the Selfridges Group, the high-end UK retailer owned by successful Canadian busin(...)

Looking to build a career in food: Culinary arts lecturer JJ Healy of the department of tourism and hospitality in Cork Institute of Technology giving a demonstration to secondary-school students at the college’s open day

Who’d want to cook for a living? All over Ireland, a plethora of cookery schools – from the Dublin Cookery School to Ballymaloe Cookery School to B(...)

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The job description was tantalising: taste these 12 amazing-looking cakes and tell us which one is nicest, then we’ll have a cup of tea and do it a(...)

 Aer Lingus  has established a new defined contribution pension scheme for staff as part of a deal to resolve a row over a €750 million shortfall in the old Irish Airlines Superannuation Scheme.  Photograph: Reuters

Aer Lingus has accused Siptu officials of using “undue influence” to convince the trustees of the airline’s new pension scheme to recruit Merrion Inve(...)

Letterkenny District Court heard how ISPCA inspectors went to Natalie McGranaghan’s rented flat at Leitir Ard, Letterkenny after hearing reports a dog had been abandoned there.  Photograph: ISPCA website

A judge has fined a student €200 and banned her from keeping animals for four years after she left her dog to starve. Natalie McGranaghan appeared at (...)

The Department of Health said because there was no single cause of Ireland’s obesity problem there would be no single solution. Photograph: Getty Images

Food and drink manufacturers may be forced to lower the sugar and fat content of products if they fail to do so voluntarily. The Department of (...)

Lilly Higgins: taking over from Biddy White Lennon on The Great Irish Bake Off.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

TV3’s autumn launch to the advertising industry (and likely sponsors) in late June stole some of the thunder from the station’s launch to the media ye(...)

Each Saturday on we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)