Eddie Shanahan

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Shoppers on Grafton Street in Dublin in the lead-up to Christmas. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

When is a sale not a sale? Today. This time last week retailers across the State were gearing up to launch their winter sales on a St Stephen’s Day (...)

Shoppers in Henry Street on the hunt for a bargain in the new year sales. File photograph: Getty

The announcement by Taoiseach Micheál Martin that non-essential retail will be allowed to stay open after Christmas but winter sales will have to be s(...)

We have said this before and we will say it again, something is only ever worth buying in the sales if you actually need it and will get real use out of it

This year’s winter sales period has been shortened by two weeks as a result of Government intervention aimed at helping small and medium businesses th(...)

At a  celebration of Richard Lewis’s  life at Victorian Chapel, Mount Jerome Cemetery. From left,  Eileen Pearson, Mariad Whisker and Mary O’Carroll. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

Members of Dublin’s fashion world turned out in force on Monday for the funeral in the Victorian Chapel in Mount Jerome of veteran designer Richard Le(...)

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School attend a memorial following a school shooting incident in Parkland, Florida. Photograph: Thom Baur/Reuters

US president Donald Trump’s suggestion that arming teachers is a solution to gun violence in American schools added to the sense of outrage that follo(...)

The Winding Stair in Dublin and Vibes & Scribes in Cork are on 72 cent stamps while Clerke, a grocer in Skibbereen and Thomas Moran, a hardware and faming shop in Westport, Co Mayo feature on the €1.10 stamp.

Notepads and cameras at the ready, the judges are out on the road visiting the 100 stores on this year’s Best Shops shortlist. The winners will be ann(...)

O’Connell’s Victuallers, Limerick city, opened in 1919 by Paddy O’Connell and taken over by Philip Craughan and run now by his son Paul, “has the friendliest and most genuine staff,” says Grace Sheridan.

The family-run section of Best Shops competition has readers writing in their droves. Ian McKenna loves Mullins in Donegal Town, run by Kieran and se(...)

The Knitting Room: Owners Brendan, pictured, and Carrie Kavanagh of the Donnycarney Dublin 5 shop go the extra mile, say their customers

It’s day 22 of the competition and we have passed the half-way mark in this year’s contest so, shop owners, if you haven’t been nominated, now is the (...)

Businesses such as the Bud Garden Centre in Clare tested the waters as a pop-up before diving in

The pop-up shop is a retail concept that allows enterprising individuals to try their idea out to see how it might go down with the public before comm(...)

Your nominations for the Best Shops in Ireland awards are coming in thick and fast, and over the coming weeks secret shoppers and the judges will g(...)

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