Irish fans  in the stands of the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa for the World Cup round of 16 game against Romania in 1990. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

This summer will go down as the strangest that Ireland has ever experienced- except for those hallucinogenic few weeks that were Italia 90. Thirty yea(...)

Portwest chief executive Harry Hughes. The firm is  targeting €1 billion in turnover by 2025

Portwest, the speciality clothing company with headquarters in Co Mayo, has made a strategic investment in an Italian footwear company in a move that (...)

A screen showing that Chelsea’s César Azpilicueta’s goal is disallowed for offside  during the match against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

What a night to talk about the brilliance of Trent Alexander-Arnold’s opening goal at Stamford Bridge, to dwell for half a page solely on the parabola(...)

Portwest managing director Harry Hughes. Photograph: Richie Stokes

Westport-based speciality clothing company Portwest has completed the acquisition of its second Australian company as it expands its presence in that (...)

Harry Hughes, chief executive, Portwest. Photograph: Richie Stokes

His company may be targeting revenues of more than €1 billion but Harry Hughes is the first to admit that he doesn’t always know what the customer wan(...)

Fashion and homewares shop Liberties in Westport, Co Mayo

In Westport, “Yeer welcome” is a warm greeting given in most shops in a soft Mayo burr, but for a masterclass in the authentic céad mile fáilte, he(...)