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Concierge Shane Murphy welcomes customers to Brown Thomas on Grafton Street. Photograph: Laura Hutton / The Irish Times.

Retailers say Monday is a “landmark day” with Covid-19 restrictions being lifted across their sector and optimism growing that another lockdown will b(...)

Siblings Elly (10) and Jack Fields (7) in Howth on Sunday. Photograph: Tom Honan

Supply problems and soaring demand has caused a shortage of the crumbliest chocolate that traditionally elevates ice-cream cones to 99 status. Despit(...)

Rosy Temple, chief executive of  Magee 1866, in Donegal. ‘I think, like all retailers, we are very excited to be able to get back to business,’ she says. Photograph: John Smith

Over five generations, the Magee family in Donegal and its business built on tweed have faced many challenges, but over the last 14 months the family (...)

Shoppers queue in Dublin City centre last week following the phased reopening of click-and-collect services. From Monday normal trading for non-essential retail resumes. Photograph: PA

Monday will be a “landmark day” for retailers in Ireland as more Covid-19 restrictions are lifted and shops across the country will be able to resume (...)

Brown Thomas concierge Shane Murphy welcomes back customers, who pre-booked shopping appointments, to the store on Grafton Street.  Photograph: Laura Hutton

Traffic was bumper-to-bumper along Grafton Street on Friday morning as vans lined up to drop stock off at shops getting ready for what they are hoping(...)

A travel industry representative said those making bookings now appeared ‘responsible’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

People in Ireland appear to be increasingly confident that holidays at home and abroad are on the horizon, with the numbers booking hotels and flights(...)

An overjoyed Laura Johnston from Ringsend leaves Penneys, Mary Street, with her arms full. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

It was almost as if someone somewhere had flicked a switch and turned a light on over Dublin. The gloom that has shrouded the city centre since the st(...)

Once the law is introduced the cheapest bottle of wine will cost €7.75 compared to €3.99 today. A 700ml bottle of supermarket gin or vodka, which can  currently be bought for about €13, will cost at least €20.71.  File Photograph: Rui Vieira

Don’t tell me the price of the pint is rising? Well, yes and no – mainly no, though. Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly brought a memo to Cabinet o(...)

Liam Jones with his artwork at the Merrion Square open-air art gallery. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

It is Sunday afternoon and Dublin looks almost normal, with hundreds of people strolling Grafton Street and good-natured queues forming at the ice cre(...)

Covid-19 signage on a bar in FIRE restaurant. File photograph Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

The group representing thousands of restaurants in Ireland is preparing to begin a legal challenge against the Government’s decision to allow hotels t(...)

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