I loved to sit at my mothers elbow as she scooped mugs of flour from the huge Odlum’s bag in the flour press.

It sits with the other cookbooks in my kitchen but it doesn’t look like them. It doesn’t have glossy photographs to illustrate every recipe. The layou(...)

Ardagh chairman Paul Coulson has said further deals will be on hold until after next year’s planned IPO. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Financier Paul Coulson signalled on Thursday he plans to press the start button on Ardagh Group’s long-awaited stock market flotation as soon as March(...)

By the and large, record shops have been chased out of town. Photographer: Noriko Hayashi/Bloomberg

Every trip to New York comes with certain rituals. Down the years, I’ve found myself heading to joints such as Strand Books and Veselka on every visi(...)

Pat Molloy, from Anglesea road, one of a group of local residents opposed to the proposed stadium development in the RDS. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The €26 million redevelopment of the Anglesea Stand at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) has been granted planning permission by Dublin City Council, how(...)

American decorator Carleton Varney, owner of the upscale decorating company Dorothy Draper & Company and author of more than 30 books

Brian Burns, Donald Trump’s choice as the next US ambassador to Ireland, has asked US interior designer Carleton Varney  to revamp Deerfield, the(...)

Chairman Paul Coulson has indicated that, post-flotation, Ardagh plans to divert some its earnings into paying down its debts

Less than year after shelving plans to float part of its business on the New York Stock Exchange, packaging giant Ardagh is planning a second tilt at (...)

Irish packaging giant Ardagh plans to raise up to €270 million through floating part of the business on the New York Stock Exchange in a move that wo(...)

Tom Keane and Claire Graham, owners of The Old Mill Stores in Connonagh Village, Co Cork –  winners of the Best Craft/Gift Shop category. Photograph: Emma Jervis

BEST CRAFT/GIFT SHOP: The Old Mill Stores On a bend in the road between Roscarbery and Leap is a real sign of the retail times. The Old Mill Stores (...)

Ardagh Group chairman Paul Coulson has built the company into the world’s third largest drinks-can maker from a small, Dublin-based, glass bottle maker in just two decades. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Total borrowings at financier Paul Coulson’s Ardagh Group rose to €8 billion at the end of June as the glass and metals packaging giant completed its (...)

Bank of Ireland staged a strong rebound after a couple of difficult days, closing up 8.l5 per cent at 18 cent

European shares rose, with those in Britain capping their biggest jump since June, after the Bank of England unveiled fresh stimulus measures to help (...)