Hugh Hourican

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A Garda spokesman said it has no role in enforcing the pub guidelines as they are not penal provisions under the emergency coronavirus legislation passed in April.

The restrictions on newly reopened pubs will be monitored by hundreds of health-and-safety inspectors and Fáilte Ireland staff but premises will face (...)

Barry Richardson and Michael Crowley with their pints at the Galway Hooker Bar at Heuston Station. Photograph: Tom Honan

It is 9.50am on Monday morning, the first day of Phase Three of the country’s reopening from lockdown, and publican Hugh Hourican looks a little nervo(...)

Richard Guiney, chief executive of Dublin Town. Photograph: Eric Luke

Brendan Fagan’s Stock Design shop near Grafton Street in Dublin has proven an unshakable fixture in a city that has endured seismic shifts in the reta(...)

We are a simple people. Simpler still when it comes to a championship match day. All we want is a long bar, quick service and the right change, thank(...)

Richard Guiney of Dublin Town at the Christmas Market on St Stephen’s Green the organisation helps to organise. In 2013 and 2014, Dublin Town recorded total income of just over €3 million. Last year this was made up of €2.6 million in levies and €447,000 in unspecified ‘sponsorship and funding’.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

There is an arrhythmia in the economic heartbeat of the capital. The business improvement district (Bid), established in 2007 to nourish healthy comme(...)