Dundrum Town Centre manager Don Nugent: ‘I feel almost as if we are opening for the first time.’ Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

There was guilt and giddy excitement in equal measure in the gleaming glass halls of the Dundrum Town Centre as it opened its doors to shoppers almost(...)

 Briain McGeary dressed as Santa embraces his sister Brónagh on her arrival back from Vancouver after one year. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

For Briain McGeary, the most appropriate way to welcome his sister home for the holidays was by dressing up in a Santa costume when he met her in the (...)