The Dublin band The Blades, fronted by Paul Cleary, onstage in 1985. Photograph: Terry Thorp

What does a nation in crisis sound like? It’s a pertinent question for our uncertain times, which has of late been occupying Bob Stanley. For Stanley,(...)

Gap at the Crescent Shopping Centre in Co Limerick.

Clothing stalwart Gap is closing more than 200 stores as part of a worldwide restructuring programme. The retailer’s San Francisco-based parent compa(...)

Gap’s newest store in Limerick

Gap’s Irish arm fell into a loss of €308,156 in the same year it opened a new outlet in Limerick. Recently filed accounts for Gap Stores (Ireland) L(...)

Joanna Buchanan: “I am so lucky that I can work from home and still be close to everyone.” Photograph: Miki Duisterhof

Home accessories designer Joanna Buchanan credits growing up in Hong Kong with instilling in her an obsession with all things ornamental and sparkly. (...)

While its R&D hub is located in Dublin, Zalando does not currently ship directly to Ireland

Losses continued to mount at the Irish arm of online fashion retailer Zalando last year as its parent injected a further €6 million into the business.(...)

A bird flies over a Gap store in San Francisco.  Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Apparel retailer Gap said it would shut 75 Old Navy and Banana Republic stores globally as the retailer tries to recover from five straight quarters (...)

3GCQ: south docklands former warehouse converted to office use after Denis O’Brien invested more than €3m in its revamp

Zalando, Europe’s biggest dedicated online fashion retailer, is to pay a record rent for a newly restored Victorian warehouse owned by businessman Den(...)

Striking graduate designs in red with a heavy scarf by Zoe Redmond, knitwear by Aisling Duff, a casual split-colour outfit by Eavan Butler and beautiful pleating from Nino Sanaia

This year a record number of fashion students – 64 in total – will graduate from the two main colleges in Ireland, 37 from NCAD and 27 from LSAD. The(...)

Bob Geldof and Van Morrison in A Fanatic Heart, a biography of WB Yeats

‘The 1916 commemoration on O’Connell Street was like a bad North Korea-type military parade with emotionally overblown television coverage” – no, not(...)

 Russia is set to switch state networks from Windows to an open-source system based on Linux. (Photograph: Microsoft/PA Wire)

When he’s not checking Gmail on his MacBook, Vladimir Putin’s new internet czar can’t stop railing against American technology companies. Google, App(...)

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