This season’s style is more tailored, influenced by looks such as Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington, in TV drama ‘Scandal’.
Cutting a dash with workwear

If you thought you could wing it and look the business without updating your wardrobe this season – you are sadly mistaken. Last year’s leftovers will(...)

A woman walks her dogs beside the stormy sea in  Donaghadee  east of Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty

Most supermarket chains and large stores have closed or are planning to close today due to storm Ophelia while many other employers have advised staff(...)

Softco cofounder Susan Spence, Pirjo Poyhia, MD Palkeet, Finland, and Anton Scott, CEO, SoftCo

Irish software firm SoftCo has won a $20 million (€17 million) deal with the Finnish government to transform its procure-to-pay processes. The compan(...)


A fiver will get you further on a jaunt around a pharmacy beauty aisle in the UK than here in Ireland. Products you can pick up for £5 or less will of(...)

Associated British Foods raised its outlook for full year results on Monday, driven by a strong sales and margin performance from its Primark fashion business. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Associated British Foods raised its outlook for full-year results on Monday, driven by a strong sales and margin performance from its Primark fashion(...)

Gogglebox participants Tracie Reid and Anita Reilly: ‘We’re mammies most importantly’. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

“We’re both born and reared in the Liberties and not leaving anytime soon,” Anita Reilly says with a laugh as she pours herself a cup of tea in her be(...)

Fulfil Nutrition co-founder Niall McGrath
The sweet taste of success

Put together two friends, a fitness regime, protein bars with a bad taste, and a kids’ chocolate-making machine and you’ve got the unlikely recipe for(...)

Full house: While retailers are seeing sales growth, only bars are seeing prices rise too. Photograph: Marco Cristofori/Getty

Bars are the only retailers experiencing both sales growth and rising prices, according to a report by property firm Savills Ireland. The study of t(...)

Mandate has concluded a 4% pay deal for its staff at Penneys. The pay increase will be paid in two phases over 22 months

Large retailers have agreed a raft of pay deals with unions in the sector as the domestic economy continues to improve and retail sales grow. The tra(...)

It should go without saying that age, genetics, lifestyle and so on will all influence your menstrual cycle in various ways. If you wake up several mo(...)