Rachel Doyle

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Two-year-old dachshund Frank, surrendered to Dogs Trust by a family who bought him for €1,300 believing him to be three months old. Photograph: Fran Veale

Ireland’s largest dog charity has warned the public about paying over the odds for puppies during the lockdown. The Covid-19 pandemic has seen huge i(...)

Mary McKenna, founder of Tour America and Cruise Holidays,  had budgeted to arrange holidays for 45,000 customers this year. Photograph: iStock

One of Ireland’s biggest tour operators expects this year to be a wipeout because of the impact of Covid-19 on the economy but is encouraged by early (...)

Jones’ Garden Centre in Donabate, Co Dublin, with modifications in place ahead of reopening to the public on Monday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Retailers want local council rates waived for a year and grants equal to 60 per cent of commercial rent to aid their recovery from the Covid-19 crisis(...)

 Bill Wolsey of he Beannchor Group, winner of the Industry Award at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Bill Wolsey, founder and managing director of the Northern Irish hospitality group Beannchor, has been named EY Industry Entrepreneur of the Year. Mr(...)

Arboretum founder Rachel Doyle

In 1977, Rachel Doyle set up her garden centre brand, the Arboretum, from her back garden. Today, Arboretum is a modern family business employing 90 p(...)

Michael Carey, East Coast Bakehouse; Anne Heraty, CEO CPL Resources; and Kevin McLoughlin, partner lead for the EY EOY programme. Photograph: EY

The shortlist for the 2018 EY Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) awards, now in its 21st year in Ireland, has been released with 24 finalists selected to (...)

PIBA, the country’s largest group of financial brokers, has reiterated its call for the Central Bank to soften its mortgage lending rules, introduced in 2015. Brokers want the regulator to reduce the 20 per cent deposit requirement to 10 per cent, with the maximum loan amount being increased from 3.5 to 4.5 times income.

PIBA, the country’s largest group of financial brokers, has reiterated its call for the Central Bank to soften its mortgage lending rules, introduced(...)

AIB may have saved €15 million by not extending its latest 0.25 per cent variable rate mortgage cut to customers of its EBS and Haven subsidiaries.  (Photograph:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times)

AIB may have saved €15 million by not extending its latest variable rate mortgage cut to customers of its EBS and Haven subsidiaries. On Monday the(...)

Minister Frances Fitzgerald:   the Department of Justice said the refugees would only be in the centres for a number of weeks. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The plan to accommodate 3,500 of the more than 4,000 expected refugees and asylum seekers in direct provision centres is “inhumane”, according to NG(...)

Fergal and Barry Doyle at Arboretum

It wasn’t the advent of the recession, austerity and declining consumer spending that hit Arboretum garden centre hard. Rather, a new road bypassing t(...)

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