Your nominations for the Best Shops in Ireland awards are coming in thick and fast, and over the coming weeks secret shoppers and the judges will g(...)

Stone Mad, Kinsale has been nominated

To nominate your Best Shop 2015, click here Six days into this year’s Best Shops competition and already we have thousands of nominations. The (...)

            This year we have changed the categories slightly and added etailers and market stalls. We’re also mi(...)

The  Avoca shop and cafe on Suffolk Street in Dublin 2. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Simon Pratt, managing director of the Avoca luxury goods retailer and restaurant chain, says it will be “a couple of months” before a decision(...)

Bewley’s Cafe on Grafton Street, Dublin 2: it is  closing for six months for a major overhaul. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Those of you who have been lamenting the future of the iconic Bewley’s cafe on Dublin’s Grafton Street should relax, put the kettle on and take a load(...)

Half way through the Best Shops campaign and we’ve been inundated with 10,985 nominations for more than 1,350 shops throughout the 32 counties. Hardwa(...)

Simon Pratt, managing director of Avoca, at one of the company’s 12 cafes in Rathcoole, Co Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Want to know the makings of a great cafe? Avoca has 12 and has been included in the 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland every year since (...)

Avoca, Suffolk Street, Dublin. Photograph Frank Miller

Avoca’s retail blend of fashion and food continued to deliver strong profits last year for the family business, with pre-tax profits jumping 73 per ce(...)