Grafton

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Bewley’s Cafe on Grafton Street in Dublin. Staff at the cafe have been told it will close permanently. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The operator of Bewley’s cafe on Grafton Street decided to close the historic cafe after concluding that sales could be hit by 40-80 per cent under Co(...)

The fox cubs in Denis Donohoe’s garden

You wait two years for a fox and then eight come along at once. Denis Donohoe had a den of foxes in a hole under his wooden garden shed in Dún Laogha(...)

Dublin for Sam:  the capital’s fox having its breakfast on Friday. Photograph: Paul Lanigan

On Friday morning, photographer Paul Lanigan ventured into Dublin city centre with the intention of taking photographs of empty streets during the Cov(...)

Michael Chadwick sought an injunction restraining Grafton Group plc, which owns Woodie’s DIY, from holding its agm on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson

A High Court judge has refused to grant an order restraining the holding of a “closed” annual general meeting of the builders merchants and Woodie’s D(...)

Kevin Bodenham, owner of Moyo Hair and Beauty in Dublin 2.

Kevin Bodenham thought he was acting responsibly when he contacted his bank to arrange extra finance for his hairdressing business as Covid-19 threate(...)

Penneys on Dublin’s  O’Connell Street  last week. The clothing chain  said this week  it would suspend paying rent on its 37 shops in the Republic. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Retail landlords fear rents will dry up as all but essential stores shut up shop amid the Covid-19 crisis. This week, clothing chain Penneys confirme(...)

Floor traders from TradeMas work in an off-site trading office in Brooklyn as the New York Stock Exchange remained closed, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/ Reuters

European shares closed in the red on Friday after the EU failed to agree on a coronavirus rescue package. Uncertainty resurfaced in the market, draggi(...)

The Carmelite order acquired the 50-acre Gort Muire estate in 1944.

A property development company is scoping out a plan to build 730 apartments, which will be used for the rental market, at lands formerly owned by the(...)

Shoppers on Grafton Street: Footfall on it and  Henry Street was down about 9 per cent. Capel Street and Moore Street were the only streets where footfall was up. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The numbers of shoppers on prime streets in Dublin city centre dipped significantly in January when compared to the same time last year, according to (...)

A  barrel  outside a pub in Temple Bar, Dublin. ‘These barrels provide customers with outdoor space and add a lot to the atmosphere of the city,’ said Donall O’Keeffe of the Licensed Vintners Association. Photograph: iStock

Dublin’s publicans are facing a ban on placing barrels outside their premises following the success of the crackdown on sandwich boards in the city. (...)

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