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Net profit at the Morrison hotel in Dublin rose to almost €1.5 million last year from €1.3 million the year before. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Elena Baturina, Russia’s richest woman with a $1 billion fortune according to Forbes, is €1.5 million richer after the luxury Dublin hotel she owns, t(...)

Floral print shirt by Issey Miyake from ‘me Issey Miyake Cauliflower, 2016’ collection.

In a remote part of west Mayo in the early 1980s, an old lace-making school that had been converted into a knitting factory was making sweaters for Ke(...)

Thalia Heffernan at home in Stoneybatter with her dog Leonard. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dubliner Thalia Heffernan (22), one of Ireland’s top models, was discovered by Morgan the Agency at the age of 15 and quickly established a thriving c(...)

Ruth Monaghan at home in Sandymount, Dublin: “I love texture and colour and Nordic simplicity and I believe that a home should be really comfortable and warm.” Photograph: Eric Luke

From Rosses Point in Sligo, florist Ruth Monaghan began her career in television production after studying commerce in DCU, experience that stood to (...)

Danielle Romeril: “It was about identity and putting a vision for yourself forward and being lucky enough to have friends who knew a bit more than I did.” Photograph: Johnny McMillan

Don O’Neill recalls his upbringing in Ballyheigue, Co Kerry as nothing short of magical. “The castle behind my house is haunted,” he says. “ We woul(...)

The hotel did not release its turnover  but it signalled “substantial growth” in room revenues and “steady growth” in its bar and restaurant sales

The Morrison hotel on Dublin’s quays experienced a surge in bookings last year on the back of the city’s tourism and commerce boom, according to accou(...)

The suite at Anyhoe Park redesigned by Matthew Williamson

The hectic schedule of fashion has savvy designers turning their hand to the much more lucrative licensing deals of home furnishings and furniture. Jo(...)

Denis O’Brien and his mobile firm Digicel are among 17 donors to donate between $10 million and $25 million. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

The biggest Irish donors to the Clinton Foundation are telecoms and media mogul Denis O’Brien and his mobile firm Digicel. They are among 17 donors, a(...)

Griffith College interior design students Hannah Guriby and Rosario Estevez in class with tutor John McDonald. Photograph: Johnny Savage

Sara Cosgrove knows exactly when she decided to become an interior designer. It was just as she was about to become a fashion designer. “I had studied(...)

 Gathering to mark the settlement between Paddy McKillen (front row centre) and the Barclay Brothers and members of McKillen’s team including Mike Aynsley (front row with glass in hand) and Richard Woodhouse (front row second from right)

For many years, Mark Hollingsworth has used his role as a journalist and author to spy on people and inveigle information useful to his wealthy client(...)

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