A closure notice stuck to the window of  a Jamie’s Italian restaurant in central London. All but three of the British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s 25 UK restaurants are shutting down after the business called in administrators. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Rumours of the demise of the Dublin restaurant scene may have been exaggerated. As the arias over the closure of restaurant Luna reached their emotion(...)

Luna, on Dury Street, Dublin: ‘a very tough decision to make but unavoidable, despite our best efforts’

The Dublin restaurant Luna which started the week by winning the best customer service award at a glitzy Restaurant Association of Ireland ceremony ha(...)

Tourists enjoy the weather and sites in Trinity College Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The one thing that virtually everyone involved in the Irish tourism industry appears to agree on is that a trip to Ireland still represents good value(...)

Tourists enjoy a tour of Dublin with Viking Splash Tours. Photograph: Robert Alexander/ Getty Images

As the curtain fell on a record year for Irish tourism, the storm clouds were gathering like never before. While those charged with bringing visitors (...)

Restaurants say  the water restrictions will  be  even more burdensome later in the night when businesses need to run dishwashers. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish Water must ensure Dublin’s restaurants do not lose their water supplies when night water restrictions come into force on Monday, the Restaurants(...)

Athy businesswoman Marcella O’Reilly: says a doubling of her rates bill was “just a kick in the teeth”. Photo: Laura Hutton

Marcella O’Reilly was angry. The owner of a ladies’ clothing shop in Kildare, she opened her rates bill one day in early 2017 to find they had doubled(...)

Restaurants have seen insurance premium increases of 45 per cent, a level the Restaurant Association of Ireland deems “unsustainable”. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish businesses have begun looking outside the State for more affordable insurance premiums as the spiralling price of cover becomes an increasingly (...)

Bales of recycled materials at Republic Services, one of the largest waste managers in the US, in Seattle. Photograph: Wiqan Ang/The New York Times

Two images graphically demonstrate the grim impacts of plastic waste on our environment, at different scales. One shows the digestive tract of a dea(...)

‘The lifting of the Good Friday alcohol ban brings Ireland in line with all other European destinations, including the Vatican.’

Anyone propping up a bar stool on Good Friday might raise a glass to Limerick judge Tom O’Donnell. As pubs and restaurants open around the country,(...)

Ryanair said staff would  be given the opportunity to make up hours lost to the snow. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Ryanair has confirmed that cabin crew unable to work for two days at the beginning of March due to a massive wave of flight cancellations caused by St(...)

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