Paul Coulson of the Ardagh Group: took company private in 2003 and owns about 36 per cent of its business. Photograph: Alan Betson

Glass and metal containers maker Ardagh Group, whose customers include Coca-Cola, Heineken and Nestlé, is advancing plans to start the process next we(...)

Michael Flatley will set the scene for his dance troupe who will do most of the dancing, a source said. Photograph: David Sleator

Lord of the Dance star Michael Flatley has accepted an invitation to appear at US president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Liberty Ball in Washingt(...)

Paul Coulson’s Ardagh is likely to IPO  early this year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish financier Paul Coulson’s Ardagh Group unveiled plans to refinance almost $1.3 billion (€1.2 billion) of debt due in two years’ time as the glass(...)

Destiny’s Child performing on the eve of George W Bush’s inauguration.  They also sang at his inauguration ceremony on  January 20th, 2001 in Washington, DC. Photograph: David McNew/Newsmakers

Donald Trump must feel like the kid who gets picked last at every schoolyard kickabout. The incoming US president’s team will have wanted his inaugur(...)

Conor Pope in his newly painted home. Photograph: Alan Betson

Truth be told, I didn’t think it was possible for my living space to be genuinely transformed with a few tins of paint and I was, if anything, even mo(...)

Fine Irish offerings: it’s good to have a selection of styles and strengths to keep all your guests happy

“Drink less, drink better,” is a well-worn phrase of Belgian brewers and it’s a good one to think about as we head into the busy party season. There (...)

Ruth Monaghan at home in Sandymount, Dublin: “I love texture and colour and Nordic simplicity and I believe that a home should be really comfortable and warm.” Photograph: Eric Luke

From Rosses Point in Sligo, florist Ruth Monaghan began her career in television production after studying commerce in DCU, experience that stood to (...)

The unit for sale, which includes an ATM let to AIB, is in a modern mixed-use development of shops and apartments

A retail unit at a busy Dublin city centre corner which also includes an ATM let to AIB is on the market at €350,000 through agent Hooke & MacDona(...)

“Children should be allowed to play. That is how they get their creative ideas,” says Finnish designer Eero Aarnio who is still designing in his eight(...)

The colour-pop units are bespoke and ordered through Alan Mee architects
Spot on in Portobello

Having spent months on countless estate agent appointments, trudging the streets and ever-hopeful that the right house was just around the corner, th(...)