Grafton

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Gavin Slark chief executive of GraftonGroup. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The hot weather has led to booming business for builders merchanting and DIY group Grafton, with revenue up 8 per cent in the first half of the year. (...)

Ruthie Ashenhurst, artist at home in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Born in Dublin, Ruthie Ashenhurst is a figurative and landscape artist. Having originally trained in fashion at the Grafton Academy in the 1970s, she (...)

FlowForma chief executive Neil Young said the fintech company expected to double its current workforce of 30 in the next two years.

FlowForma, a Dublin-based tech company spun-out of IT services group Ergo, is seeking to secure additional capital as it looks to make the most of a b(...)

Exquisitely crafted timber models and installations, such as those by London-based Alison Brooks and Dublin-born Niall McLaughlin (an example pictured above), are among the most memorable at this year's Biennale.

Ireland made its debut at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2000, with a national pavilion consisting of bales of peat briquettes, corbelled like th(...)

The Woodies network, its chief executive  said, has eschewed high-stacked shelving and is reformatting many stores to give them a “softer” look and feel.

The Works, a UK discount books, stationery and toys retailer that wants to open at least 25 more stores in Ireland, claims it is being stymied by indi(...)

Woodie’s DIY owner, Grafton Group, said its retail business experienced a strong start to the year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Grafton Group, the owner of DIY chain Woodie’s, suffered from weak trading in March due to adverse weather conditions and unseasonably low temperature(...)

Irish businesses with a presence in the UK have a mixed record in terms of the gender pay gap, according to figures filed by a midnight deadline. Photograph: Getty Images

Kerry Group has bucked the trend at one of its British businesses where it pays its female employees more than men – fractionally. Kerry Foods Limit(...)

 Sam Smyth pictured in 2012. File photograph: Collins

The Data Protection Commissioner is examining an alleged data breach at Independent News and Media in 2014 involving information on the company’s serv(...)

A 15-month low: B&Q owner Kingfisher has reported annual profits tumbling more than 10 per cent and warned of an “uncertain” UK outlook after a recent hit to sales. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Shares slid on Wednesday as trade war fears dented investors’ confidence and the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 0.25 per cent. DUBLIN F(...)

Grafton Group chief executive Gavin Slark saw his total remuneration for 2017 remain steady at £1.7 million (€1.9m). Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Despite a 70 per cent increase in his bonus payment for 2017, Grafton Group chief executive Gavin Slark saw his total remuneration for the year remain(...)

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