Richard Guiney

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‘Henry Street was always going to be vulnerable to the trends exacerbated by the pandemic.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Traders in Dublin city centre are calling for “urgent” intervention from planners to stop the decline of the core shopping district on the northside o(...)

Dublin city: ‘Before the pandemic, city use had demonstrated how attractive urban centres are for modern life,’ business group says. File photograph: Alan Betson

Business organisation Dublin Town has accused the Government of “anti-Dublin bias” in its plans to revive rural Ireland with working-from-home incenti(...)

 A deserted Temple Bar, Dublin, during Level 5  restrictions. Photograph: Laura Hutton

A group representing Dublin city-centre businesses wants criteria widened for income supports for businesses affected by the pandemic. It says some bu(...)

Illustration: Fuchsia McAree

From outdoor swimming and personal transport, to red light cameras and rethinking market spaces, there is much that could be done to reinvigorate D(...)


As it became apparent close to Christmas that Ireland had lost control of the virus, retailers steeled themselves to battle through another thicket of(...)

Richard Guiney of the Dublin Town business group said many of challenges now experienced were expected, just not quite so soon. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Covid-19 will be a “catalyst” for the redevelopment of Dublin similar to “war, famine and pestilence”, a conference on the future of the city has hear(...)

Christmas lights on Grafton Street. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Despite rumours that Christmas in Dublin had been cancelled this year, the city will be going fully festive with laser light shows as well as the trad(...)

Grafton Street: Vacancy rates before the latest restrictions came in were running at 10 per cent on both Grafton Street and Henry Street,” according to  Richard Guiney,  of business lobby group Dublin Town. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

One of the main landlords on Dublin’s Grafton Street, the capital’s premier shopping street, has slashed the value of its high street properties by 26(...)

Cliff Taylor: We appear to be on some kind of strange economic plateau. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Some sectors are doing ‘surprisingly well’. Others are shattered. Ireland’s current economic reality is unlike anything that’s gone before. And nob(...)

Temple Bar area on Friday night.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Dublin’s city centre is facing an existential crisis and a fresh shutdown which sees more business closing for good will have a devastating impact wi(...)

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