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There are more Chinese tourists than ever, including those seen at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin last year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Do you know your dim sum from your congee? If you are in the hotel or tourism business, perhaps you should consider adding these Chinese dishes to you(...)

Brown Thomas aims to have half of its in-store products available to buy on the web by next summer. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

After 164 years of traditional bricks and mortar trading, Irish department store group Brown Thomas will launch its first online trading store on Tues(...)

Ciaran Finane of Finline Furniture in his factory in Emo, Co Laois. photograph: bryan meade

Finline Furniture is a family-run company that manufactures bespoke hand-made furniture at their factory in Emo, Co Laois. What distinguishes (...)

Brown Thomas, shop fronts on Grafton Street, Dublin. The company, which employs some 1,000 people, is next year facing a large increase in its commercial rates bill – to €1.1 million. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times
A perverse rate hike

Does Dublin City Council have a jobs strategy for the city? The question is prompted by some pertinent comments from Stephen Sealey, managing director(...)

T he old man rang me at eleven o’clock last Monday morning and – get this – asked me where I was.“I’m in bed,” I went. “Have you seen the time? What a(...)

The compulsion to use puns when describing one’s specialist business can be overwhelming – take the perfect ingredients for a food business, or applyi(...)

 Micheal Fingleton: claimed €4,000 for entertaining developers Seán Mulryan and Louis Scully, solicitor Paul Wallace and others at Annabel’s private club in London. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Michael Fingleton spent €3,255 on a present for businessman Michael Smurfit from a liquor store and claimed the money as an expense against Irish Nati(...)

Former Brown Thomas man Dalton Philips found himself in a bit of a politically sticky situation in England this week, when his role as chief executive(...)

Above left to right:  belted dress (€250), by Fee G at Harvey Nichols;  floral dress (€45), by Gallery at Dunnes; jacket (€90), blouse (€33), sunglasses (€13), skirt (€25), and shoes (€67), at River Island; Red Herring stripe blazer (€70), pussy bow blouse (€47), cigarette pant (€39), shoes (€70), at Debenhams

Give it too much thought, and it’s quite mind-boggling just how much we expect our clothes to do for us. We seem to forget that these in(...)

Grafton Street: Since the 19th century, the street has been fabled as a premier commercial centre in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Grafton Street is to be protected as a high-end commercial experience on which a raft of business types – including internet cafes, sex shops a(...)

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