Schools won’t start back for more than a month but the lead-in time is long

It can’t be back to school time already, can it? No, not really. Schools won’t start back for more than a month, but as with most everything nowadays (...)

Clodagh Kelly and Katie Harrington, aka 'Climate Queens', only buy second-hand clothing, or swap items with friends. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Around 100 billion items of clothing are delivered out of garment factories around the world every year. Collectively, the world’s population buys 400(...)

Sonia Deasy of Pestle & Mortar: ‘It’s going to take more than good formulation and great marketing for brands to be relevant in 10 years’ time.’

With the aim of creating “skincare products with a purpose”, Sonia Deasy launched Pestle & Mortar to the market in 2014. Her early successes have (...)

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange   in New York, US. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Weak German economic data and a profit warning from Daimler hit European stock markets on Monday as investors reined in any bets on a fourth week of g(...)

Dublin’s Iseq index and the wider European equities market closed little changed on Wednesday as investors retreated to the sidelines ahead of a policy statement from the US Federal Reserve

Dublin’s Iseq index and the wider European equities market closed little changed on Wednesday as investors retreated to the sidelines ahead of a polic(...)

Isaac Reid (age 6), Peter Reid (age 9), Catherine Cleary, and Shane Reid (age 12) have a picnic in Iveagh Gardens. Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

When it decides to show up, there is nothing better in the world than an Irish summer. Even when it doesn’t, with a strong will, a flask of tea and en(...)

Mounting political worries sent sterling lower, helping more internationally focused stocks gain. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

London’s top share index rose on Thursday as the pound slipped on concerns that outgoing prime minister Theresa May’s successor might push for a hard (...)

US stocks dipped on Wednesday as reports that Washington could impose restrictions on another Chinese technology company fanned trade tensions. Photograph: Bloomberg

European markets dipped on Wednesday on trade war fears and renewed uncertainty over the UK’s planned departure from the European Union. DUBLIN Resu(...)

Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Retailer Marks & Spencer has reported difficult trading conditions in the Republic as the company said profits overall fell again last year. The (...)

Sonia Deasy, cofounder of Irish skincare brand Pestle & Mortar

Irish skincare company Pestle & Mortar is set to double its revenues this year on the back of a major expansion of its business globally, includin(...)

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