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Samuel Johnson: his biographer James Boswell quotes him as telling an Irish friend in 1779: “Do not make a union with us, Sir. We should unite with you only to rob you.”

‘Worth seeing? Yes; but not worth going to see.” Dr Samuel Johnson’s quip about the Giant’s Causeway in Co Antrim still invites a chuckle , even if th(...)

An artists’ impression of Johnny Ronan’s AquaVetro Tower on Tara Street.

When lockdown was imposed and workers were forced to desert office buildings en masse, it was a novelty. Hundreds of thousands of employees across the(...)

The majority of mumps cases recorded in Ireland the UK since 2018 have been among teenagers and young adults who have not hadtwo doses of the MMR vaccine. File photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters.

A large mumps outbreak in Ireland is persisting with 213 new cases reported last week, according to the HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre (H(...)

PropertyLocator.ie chief TJ Kearns: ‘The commercial real estate market is now of sufficient size and scale to support a dedicated Irish commercial property platform.’

A new property website solely dedicated to marketing commercial property has been set up. With existing property platforms such as Myhome.ie and Daft(...)

Gwyneth Paltrow (L) and Michaela Boehm speak onstage during the goop lab Special Screening in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Rachel Murray/Getty Images

Gwyneth Paltrow’s range of wellness products has been criticised by the head of NHS England who warns that one of the recommended procedures poses a c(...)

The Marker hotel was sold last year to German investor Deka Immobilien for about €134 million. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The value of Irish hotel sales last year was the second highest on record, with luxury hotel turnover driving activity in the market. According to f(...)

Dominic Cummings: His new focus reflects the passions developed in his bunker: putting science at the heart of government and ensuring that the government machine delivers what the politicians promise. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

When Boris Johnson walked through the front door of Number 10 on July 26th, 2019, the British political system was in a state of Brexit-induced paraly(...)

The Central Hotel was purchased in a joint venture between Deutsche Finance International and BCP Capital for a figure close to €40 million

Transaction activity in the Republic’s hotel market totalled €221 million across 12 hotels in the nine months to the end of September this year, nearl(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson meets Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Government Buildings during his visit to Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The self-image of the public-school ethos from which Boris Johnson springs is best expressed in Thomas Hughes’s high-Victorian novel, Tom Brown’s Scho(...)

Dominic Cummings, the British prime minister’s chief adviser,  portrayed as the puppet master of Boris Johnson. Photograph: Andrew Testa/New York Times

As Boris Johnson arrives in Dublin to meet Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, he is a prime minister fast running out of options. Parliament has legislated to st(...)

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