Grafton

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There was initial reluctance to the pedestrianisation of Grafton Street. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea/The Irish Times

The architects of the BusConnects scheme should not be too surprised their plans have come in for some criticism as virtually every transport initiati(...)

Best of Europe:  glass bowl by Róisín de Buitléar

In our age of mass production and perfect manufactured replicas, does making things by hand matter any more? Exploring Homo Faber, a huge exhibition d(...)

Patrick Atkinson, chief executive of Grafton Merchanting ROI with Philly McMahon and Dermot Groarke, branch manager of Chadwicks Sandyford at the official launch of the new-look Chadwicks brand. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Grafton Merchanting, the owner of the Chadwicks and Heiton Buckley brands, intends to invest €500,000 in its Chadwicks brand this year with further in(...)

Hostelworld chairman Michael Cawley. The online booking platform is due to present results on Tuesday. Photograph: Frank Miller

MONDAY Results: Kenmare Resources, Estée Lauder. Indicators: Euro-zone construction output (Jun); German producer price index (Jul). TUESDAY Res(...)

Patrick Atkinson: “The Americans are brilliant at not wasting a recession, they knew this was cyclical and they’d been through it.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“How do you feel about moving home,” a head hunter asked Patrick Atkinson over the phone in 2015. The marketing executive had spent just more than 10 (...)

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(...)

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