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Léan Kennedy with her dog, Higgins: “You’re really relying on your wits to know when it’s safe to cross.”

It was like a scene from a bad B movie. A blind woman and her golden retriever guide dog waited to cross the street at Dublin’s College Green as a lin(...)

The FTSE 100 touched a fresh record and ended 0.2 per cent higher, despite falls for UK retailers Tesco and Marks & Spencer after their Christmas trading updates disappointed.

European shares dipped on Thursday as a bond market sell-off and a stronger euro took the steam out of the breakneck New Year rally in equities. Resul(...)

Grafton Group chief executive Gavin Slark. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Total revenue at Grafton Group rose almost 7 per cent last year as its merchanting business surged in Ireland and the Netherlands. The builders merc(...)

 The old ESB Headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street.

The ESB is planning to convert its Dublin headquarters into the most energy efficient office block in the State with nearly all the building’s energy (...)

Facebook has announced that it will no longer book non-US revenues from large advertisers through its Dublin unit. When fully implemented, the decis(...)

Occupancy levels on Grafton, Henry and Mary streets – Dublin  city’s main shopping thoroughfares – are currently 95 to 100 per cent. Photograph: David Sleator

Commercial investment in Irish retail fell off something of a cliff in 2017, with the value of transactions for the first nine months of year down nea(...)

 Rokeby Park  in Lucan. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It was a spa that first brought droves to visit Lucan in west Dublin in the 1750s, after a health resort sprung up around Chapel Hill. In those days L(...)

When the doors fold back the garden comes into this Clontarf house.

After two failed attempts at securing planning permission for a house on this site in Clontarf, Dublin 3, the developer-owner sold the plot. It was su(...)

Yvonne Farrell and Shelly McNamara of Grafton Architects, in their office in Dublin. They have chosen to curate the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

For Grafton Architects’ Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, the signal honour of being appointed as curators of next year’s Venice Architecture Bienn(...)

Maia Dunphy: You can never fully prepare for the early days and weeks with a new baby. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

The danger in writing a book for women who happen to be mums is that people might ask “who is she to pen a book on parenthood?”. Am I a doctor? No (we(...)

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