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A deserted Grafton Street on the first Friday night of lockdown. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Shortly before 9pm on any given Friday night and Dublin’s city centre is normally teeming with life as happy people spill out of shops and into pubs t(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said he was working on a best-case scenario of two to three months in which flights would be grounded and revenues would vanish. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Having triggered the wiping of more than $25 trillion off the value of public companies globally in the past five weeks as it wreaks havoc on health s(...)

Grafton Street practically deserted on Wednesday due to Covid-19 restrictions. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In the words of Dublin Saunter, a stroll in the sun in St Stephen’s Green can be heaven. On Wednesday, the warmest and sunniest day of the year so far(...)

Woodies’ owner Grafton is shutting its UK businesses.

DIY and builders’ supplier group Grafton is shutting UK businesses while suspending a dividend payment to save €32 million as it faces an “inevitable”(...)

Earlier this week the Health Service Executive issued a guidance for churchgoers, advising that holy water fonts should not be used and the sign of the peace should be suspended.

People at one Dublin church this week were still dipping their fingers into holy water fonts and blessing themselves, despite warnings to the contrary(...)

 Fears over a spike in coronavirus cases sent European stock markets tumbling to a four-month low on Thursday

Panic sparked by a spike in coronavirus cases sent European stock markets tumbling to a four-month low on Thursday. DUBLIN The Iseq index closed 3.8(...)

Gavin Slark: He said growth was expected again this year in the company’s Irish merchanting arm, but that it could be lower than previous years.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Revenue at Grafton Group rose in 2019, as strong growth in the Irish merchanting business helped offset the shadow cast by Brexit in the UK. The com(...)

Bank of Ireland chief executive Francesca McDonagh pictured at its agm in the RDS last year. The bank will announce its full-year results on Monday, amid a backdrop of uncertainty about the formation of a new Government. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Monday Results: Bank of Ireland, HP, Mylan. Indicators: UK mortgage approvals (Jan); German business climate, current conditions and expectations ((...)

Gardaí were concerned that while teachers were present at previous events, they were unable to control students. This resulted in some young people climbing onto scaffolding and even the apparatus holding the Luas cables.   Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A student climate change strike looks set to proceed in Dublin city centre on Friday despite the Garda expressing serious reservations about plans for(...)

Principal architect at the Office of Public Works Ciarán O’Connor in front of the new Garda station on Kevin Street. The €28m building sets a new standard for Garda stations. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ciarán O’Connor is a man with a mission. Hugely ambitious, he rose up through the Office of Public Works to become its principal architect nearly eigh(...)

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