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Carpetright is implementing a survival plan after negotiations with creditors in the past year. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Struggling UK flooring retailer Carpetright said on Tuesday its chief financial officer Neil Page would retire this month after more than a decade in (...)

The map of Ireland in the 1468 Venetian Portolan atlas identifies 57 settlements, including Porto Rosso (Portrush), Limerich, Chorca, Drogda (Drogheda) and Bre (Bray)

The oldest-known map of Ireland will come under the hammer at Christie’s sale of Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts in New York on Thursday. The first(...)

Cranes over Dublin city centre: April’s total is comfortably more than double the 31 recorded on February 1st, 2016, when the  crane survey was launched. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There were 78 construction cranes visible over the centre of Dublin on May 1st from the seventh floor of The Irish Times building on Tara Street. Thi(...)

Ships at anchor in Cork. Image courtesy of the Anthony Barry Photographic Archive

To give the late Anthony Barry his due, he always warned the family when he wanted to use the bathroom. “There were red lights everywhere, and then th(...)

Twelve cranes were located north of the Liffey on November 1st. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fifty-four construction cranes were visible over the centre of Dublin on November 1st from the seventh floor of the Irish Times building on Tara Stree(...)

 Li Ka-shing: a week before his interest in O2 was revealed, his Hutchison Whampoa conglomerate added to its portfolio of UK holdings with a £2.5 billion takeover of Eversholt Rail.  Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA

If Li Ka-shing pulls off his £10-billion-plus bid for Britain’s largest mobile phone operator, O2, it will be the legendary Hong Kong investor’s bigge(...)

 A horse and trap crossing Bridge Street, Graiguecullen, Co Carlow. Photograph: William Muldowney

“I think we are lonely for a world that is gone,” says Irish-born emigrant William Muldowney (92) by way of explanation for the “astonishing” react(...)

Royal Mail is expected to be valued at between £2.6 billion and £3.3 billion when it lists on the stock market. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Royal Mail has buyers for all shares to be sold in an initial public offering (IPO) valuing the 360-year-old UK postal service at as much as £3.3 bill(...)