Pictured at the launch of the Brown Thomas Christmas shop in Dublin were model Isabelle Traber and Hannah O’ Brien (4). Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

Ho ho nooooo, say it ain’t so. There are still 131 sleeps until Christmas and already Brown Thomas shops in Dublin, Cork and Limerick have decked the (...)

Minister of State at Office of Public Works Seán Canney has hired adviser who formerly worked with Kevin “Boxer” Moran. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Two Independent Ministers of State have been given approval to hire special advisers. Minister of State at the Office of Public Works Seán Canney an(...)