Catherine Brady, the first person to enter Penneys in Blanchardstown, as it opened its doors on Tuesday after a six-week lockdown. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

By 6.30am on a dark and cold Tuesday morning a not entirely socially distanced queue of around 150 people had formed outside Penneys in the Blanchards(...)

Dubliner Fergus Linehan, director of the Edinburgh International Festival. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Rachel O’Riordan from Cork is just about to take up the job of artistic director of one of London’s major theatres, the Lyric Hammersmith, having prev(...)

Paul Hackett: ‘Banking in Ireland is dead from what I can see, especially for SMEs.’

Dublin-based travel company ClickandGo was set up five years ago to take the hassle out of booking an online holiday. It now employs 25 people. What (...)