Galen Weston

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Galen Weston pictured outside Brown Thomas on Grafton Street in Dublin in 2008. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Tributes have been paid to Canadian entrepreneur Galen Weston, who died at home this week after a long illness at the age of 80. His extensive busine(...)

Galen Weston in Brown Thomas after the luxury retailer crossed Grafton Street in 1995. The Canadian, who was married to Dublin-born Hilary Weston née Frayne, has died aged 80. Photograph: Jack McManus / The Irish Times

Galen Weston, the entrepreneur who built an Atlantic-spanning business network that included a long association with Brown Thomas, has died aged 80. (...)

Brown Thomas on Dublin’s Grafton Street. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

An increasing number of retailers have suspended their online stores, while others are warning of delays and limited options. Brown Thomas and Arnott(...)

The rich list includes the family of beef magnate Larry Goodman, telecoms businessman Denis O’Brien and the Dunne and Heffernan families behind Dunnes Stores.

Ireland has the fifth-largest number of billionaires per capita in the world, Oxfam said in a report ahead of the World Economic Forum conference in t(...)

The Xtra-Vision store on the corner of Baggot Street and Waterloo Road in Dublin: Try to explain to a child of the 21st century what a video library was and watch confusion cloud their faces. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Last week, in an idle moment, Pricewatch took to Twitter and asked about the shops which have closed that people missed the most. The response was en(...)

A private man, Arthur Ryan   had his own security guard and liked dropping into stores anonymously with a daily schedule kept secret to all but his closest aides.

The death at 83 of Arthur Ryan, founder of Penneys (operating as Primark outside of Ireland) which this year marks its 50th anniversary, brings to an (...)

Alex Findlater, who will be buried at Mount Jerome Cemetery, Harold’s Cross,  following a funeral in St Brigid’s church, Stillorgan, next Thursday

The former chairman of Findlater Wine Merchants, Alex Findlater, has died following a horse-riding accident in India. Mr Findlater was the last fami(...)

Brown Thomas on Grafton Street in Dublin, which is part of the Selfridges retail group. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irishman Paul Kelly will switch from his role as managing director of the Selfridges retail business in the UK, Europe and Canada to head up a related(...)

 Nicky Kehoe  outside the Four Courts on Monday after he was awarded €3,500 damages. Photograph:  Collins Courts

The radio debate that led to the defamation award to Sinn Féin’s Nicky Kehoe was initiated by Labour Party politician Joe Costello, who was a guest on(...)

RTÉ managing director of news and current affairs Jon Williams and presenter Claire Byrne leave the Four Courts on Friday. Photograph: Collins Courts

RTÉ presenter Claire Byrne told the High Court she thought a former minister of State “had gone doolally” on her radio programme. Ms Byrne said she t(...)

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