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An outline of the new Metro Link shows that, as well as the existing Luas green line stop on St Stephen’s Green west, an underground Metro station will be constructed on St Stephen’s Green east. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

St Stephen’s Green will be flanked on two sides by rail stops under new plans to develop a Metro line linking north county Dublin, via Dublin Airport,(...)

Prof Lee Cronin: “One day people might do this in their houses but not now.”

Picture this: you need a medicine but your illness is so rare that the required drug is extremely expensive and not widely available. Or maybe you are(...)

Life Style Sports-sponsored Connacht rugby squad members: the Stafford group, owner of Life Style Sports, employs the equivalent of close to 600 full-time staff. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Life Style Sports, the family-owned retailer with about 53 stores in the Republic, has recorded stunning growth in its latest financial statements, br(...)

Decathlon: ‘All the family’s sporting and outdoor interests can be catered for in one spot’

When our plane touched down in Perpignan last summer, the first stop on the way to our campsite was Decathlon. Top-level intelligence prior to travel (...)

Decathlon, known as  “the Ikea of sports retailing”, has 1,350 stores across more than 40 countries and a multi-billion euro annual turnover

After a couple of false starts, the French sports retail powerhouse Decathlon is set to explode out of the starting blocks in Ireland. The family-ow(...)

My German friend  eyed up the ubiquitous brown leather couch. ‘Oh, it’s so ugly. Do you think the landlord might consider changing it?’

We all know the one I mean. I’m sure you could picture it now with even the briefest of descriptions. Perhaps you even have one in your own property. (...)

Microscopic Alaria plantlets 18 days post spraying

As environmental campaigners highlight the ecological damage caused to fish and birds (and ultimately humans through the food chain) by plastics made (...)

In the middle of December a reader and her sister-in-law visited Ikea and bought a sofa bed which required delivery. They paid €69 to cover the cost o(...)

A visitor to the Ikea museum in Almhult, Sweden, takes a photo of a portrait of the late Ingvar Kamprad, founder of  Swedish multinational furniture retailer Ikea, today. Photograph: Ola Torkelsson/TT News Agency/Reuters

Sweden is mourning the death at 91 of Ingvar Kamprad, the billionaire founder of flat-pack furniture leviathan Ikea. A global Swedish brand and ambas(...)

Ingvar Kamprad, founder of Swedish multinational furniture retailer IKEA, stands outside the company’s head office in Almhult, Sweden in 2002. Photograph: Claudio Bresciani/TT via AP

Ingvar Kamprad, the Ikea founder who turned a small-scale mail order business into a global furniture empire, has died aged 91, the company said. Ike(...)

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