Shoppers walk past a Black Friday event in London, England. Photograph:  Rob Stothard/Getty Images

Black Friday in Ireland is barely a year old but could already be on the way out, as Irish retailers start to question the merits of a concept which s(...)

Above: camel trench coat, €675, Orla Kiely; printed silk scarf, €125, Susannagh Grogan; pleated black dress with collar, €295, Peter O’Brien

‘We don’t always have to look abroad now to fit gaps in categories,” says Deirdre Devaney, head of womenswear at Arnotts as the store celebrates Ir(...)

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

Good scented candles will enhance your home’s atmosphere as well as providing a warm, cosy glow
Beauty Report: Scented candles
  • Beauty
  • November 14, 2015, 00:00

Scented candles don’t technically count as beauty products, but they’re certainly a passion of beauty lovers. A nice scented candle is a universall(...)

Santa Claus school in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last week: It’s easy to forget what Christmas is about, which is Santa Clause travelling to Bethlehem and climbing down the stable’s chimney. Photograph: Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty

Aldi: Given the season that’s in it, the letter A should really stand for Advent – and in another, more godly world, it does. But in the world(...)

Richard Guiney of Dublin Town at the Christmas Market on St Stephen’s Green the organisation helps to organise. In 2013 and 2014, Dublin Town recorded total income of just over €3 million. Last year this was made up of €2.6 million in levies and €447,000 in unspecified ‘sponsorship and funding’.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

There is an arrhythmia in the economic heartbeat of the capital. The business improvement district (Bid), established in 2007 to nourish healthy comme(...)

36 Cruises Street in Limerick: purpose-built, two-storey, mid-terrace, brick-clad retail unit

They say sex sells and that could be true in the case of a Limerick shop let on a long lease to a retailer specialising in adult toys and kinky linger(...)

Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Watching Conor Horgan’s movie The Queen of Ireland – which by the way should be compulsory viewing for the entire nation, put on the Leaving Cert curr(...)

My boyfriend, who’s a minimalist when it comes to skincare, recently told me that a toiletry should feel like “a treat”. “Occasionally after a (...)

I’m there, “We could just leave her here. She wouldn’t know her way back to the Vico Road. Hopefully, they’ll just deport her.” Sorcha considers this for a surprising length of time, then goes, “No, let’s go and get her.”

She’s only been in the country two weeks, but Pang is finding her way around Brown Thomas, in fairness to the girl. Me and Sorcha are following her(...)