Laura Ashley

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The TV is still very much at the heart of the family living room.

I always joke that my first job wasn’t working in the local pub, but as a TV remote control in my own sitting room. Being the more limber and impressi(...)

A real woman’s 'summer readiness' wish list has never had anything much in common with the fantasies that magazines keep trying to peddle us

And so, just like that, it is once again the June Bank Holiday weekend, the real beginning of the season I refer to as “Goodbye, beloved 80 denier tig(...)

John Hourican, CEO of Bank of Cyprus, photographed in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

John Hourican, the Irish banker hired in late 2013 to help stabilise a lender at the epicentre of Cyprus’s financial crisis, had barely waded through (...)

Leo, one of Sorcha O’Raghallaigh’s star sign illustrations.

Skirting the issue An old-fashioned kitchen staple, the fabric curtain was often used under the sink instead of unit doors, particularly in small scu(...)

Complex business: A closed sign hangs on the window of a drive-thru KFC restaurant in Coalville, Britain, on Monday. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

In numbers: Irresponsible bookmaking €7 million Sum in euro that bookmaker William Hill has been fined in the UK for breaching anti-money-laundering(...)

Beibhinn and Robert Marten at their home in Ringaroga, Baltimore, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Bebhinn Marten looks around her kitchen with satisfaction. “Robert and I had agreed on the work we each would do and he wanted to build the kitchen. B(...)

The catalogue of errors at Homebase would almost be laughable if it weren’t for the fact that up to 2,000 jobs are now at risk. Photograph: PA Wire

British retailers have a long history of making a hash of overseas expansion, from Tesco’s costly foray into the US with its now defunct Fresh & E(...)

 Air Berlin, Germany’s second largest airline, has filed for insolvency proceedings. Photograph: EPA/Alexander Becher

Airline shares climbed across Europe on Tuesday as investors speculated over the like winners in the fallout from Air Berlin’s insolvency. However, a (...)

Laura Ashley shares tumbled more than 18 per cent after the homeware and fashion retailer issued its second profit warning in six months

Laura Ashley shares tumbled more than 18 per cent after the homeware and fashion retailer issued its second profit warning in six months. The company(...)

Three-bedroom traditional thatched cottage for rent near Ardara, Co Donegal. Photograph: Sarah Fyffe

Donegal, our most north-westerly county, has finally come on radar, thanks to National Geographic magazine which recently called it “the coolest place(...)

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