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UK Brexit secretary Dominic Raab drew howls of derision for his admission that he “hadn’t quite understood” the importance of the Dover-Calais crossing to British trade. Photograph: Getty Images

UK Brexit secretary Dominic Raab dropped a clanger that would make even Boris Johnson squirm this week, drawing howls of derision for his admission th(...)

Hemnes (€300):  an off-white day bed with storage drawers underneath

After almost a decade in Ireland, Ikea has infiltrated every aspect of Irish life, from the homes we live in to our office canteen cups and mugs to th(...)

As the Christmas shopping season kicks off in earnest, the reality of the behavioural shift will become more apparent than ever before. For many retailers and their customers, it will be, at least partially, a digital Christmas and a cyber New Year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

You would have to search high and low to find a prettier market square than the one in Donegal town. It’s not really a square at all, of course, but i(...)

Ryanair pilots picket outside Dublin Airport in July. The airline faces a US legal case taken by shareholders in relationa to its industrial relations woes earlier in the year

Ryanair faces a US legal case taken by shareholders claiming the airline made “false and misleading statements” about its industrial relations woes ea(...)

Global furniture maker Ikea aims to become a fully circular business by 2030. Its targets include designing products so that they can be repurposed, phasing out virgin oil-based plastics from products and ensuring all packing materials are made from renewable or recycled material. Photograph: Reuters/Grigoris Siamidis

The circular economy has become one of the latest buzzwords in policy documents promoting a low-carbon, sustainable society. Like all buzzwords, it ca(...)

Claudia Marshall, Ikea’s market manager for Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Swedish home furnishings giant Ikea is eschewing further expansion of its store network in Ireland, after a strong performance online following its en(...)

Cooking over an open fire. Photograph:  Courtesy of the National Folklore Collection

What is Irish food and drink? Is it your dad’s recipe for Irish stew – or does your aunt hold the only real recipe? Is it the Limerick staple of crube(...)

Buckley Galleries, 27/28 Sandycove Road in Co Dublin

Auctioneer brothers Michael and Sean Buckley are hanging up their gavels after a lifetime of selling all kinds of furniture and bric-a-brac from their(...)

One of Oliver Cromwell’s torturers ( Jordan Begley) scares his audience at Vaults Live

The students from the south Dublin school shriek with delight as their teacher is hauled before a tired and emotional judge and accused of singing exc(...)

The Mercedes-Benz E300   plug-in hybrid arrives in Irish showrooms in  January, followed by the C-Class plug-in hybrids next June. What distinguishes these plug-in hybrids from rivals is that these will come in both petrol and diesel guise. Photograph: DaimlerAG

Mercedes-Benz sees a future for diesel well into 2030s, despite the clamour by politicians to ban the sale of diesel cars by then. Johannes Reifenrat(...)

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