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‘Tis the season to be jolly and splash out on some ab fab festive fashion pieces for the Christmas season. After 10 months of pandemic stress, self-de(...)

 Tom Monaghan (95) of Monaghans Cashmere, South Anne Street, Dublin: “I am an emotional person by any standards and I just couldn’t bear the thought of being there today when the shutters came down again,” he said. “It was hard enough the first time.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Tom Monaghan was unable to hide his emotion when he contemplated the six-week closure of his shop, Monaghans Cashmere, on South Anne Street in Dublin (...)

Doors reopen at Ikea in north Dublin following a near three-month closure during the  Covid-19 lockdown. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“Good morning. We are delighted to welcome you back to Ikea, ” said the voice crackling out of the public address system as hundreds of people stood i(...)

Tom Monaghan of Monaghan’s Cashmere, Dublin: “There’s no time for yourself in December, so we take some rest in March and April. Christmas is special, especially Christmas Day; still, it’s back to work for the sales afterwards.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Here comes the Christmas break. While the rest of us get ready to wind down over the festive period, retailers and suppliers come under pressure to ke(...)

Tom Monaghan, proprietor of Monaghans Cashmere, Hibernia Way, Dawson St, Dublin. photograph: brenda fitzsimons

When the downturn began in 2009, it was the third time that Monaghans Cashmere faced a recession. The store’s owner, Tom Monaghan, says that there’s (...)