Dr Prannie Rhatigan  will be out and about with a seaweed identification tour

She cooks seaweed by the seashore Dr Prannie Rhatigan was one of the first proponents of the culinary uses of seaweed, with her book Irish Seawe(...)

Bannon estate agents is seeking in excess of €3 million for a 1.31-acre town centre site with planning for a large retail building in Naas

Penneys has dropped plans to develop a substantial new store in the centre of Naas, and will also sell its recently vacated outlet in the Co Kildare (...)

Tesco appears to have found a formula to stanch the alarming loss of customers that has afflicted its Irish and UK operations. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

After being recently toppled as Ireland’s largest grocer by market share, Tesco has again drawn level with SuperValu at the top of the league table, w(...)

While Tesco’s market share is lower year-on-year it has improved its position versus last month. Its improvement lifted its market share to 25 per cent and places it on the same footing as SuperValu

Tesco is fighting back in the store wars and the latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel covering the 12-week period up to the end (...)

 Zen sliding doors by Rimadesio, recently debuted at the Milan Furniture Fair, have a  semi-opaque sheet of gold sandwiched between two sheets of glass

The new gold standard Add lustre to open-plan living with these gorgeous new Zen sliding doors by Rimadesio, recently debuted at the Milan Furn(...)

 Britain’s FTSE 100 index fell 0.8 per cent on the day of an election that could yield a weak government, propel it towards a vote on EU membership and foster Scottish secession .(Photograph: PA Wire)

After three-and-a-half years of near constant decline, Irish bond yields are on the rise again amid an unprecedented global sell-off in government deb(...)

Edeka is Germany’s largest grocer with 26 per cent of the market. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Greenman Investments, a Dublin-headquartered firm that specialises in buying German retail assets, has paid €95 million for a portfolio of 29 stores (...)

Lululemon’s clothing has become, in certain circles, more sought-after than Chanel. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

I’m in Starbucks, looking at a perfectly formed bottom. I don’t mean to look, but it’s right there in front of me, pert and peachy in black Lycra t(...)

Ireland was a reliable Tesco sweet spot for years, with sales advancing rapidly and a profit margin well ahead of the group average.

A torrid year for Tesco was no better for its ailing Irish outpost. Annual sales in Ireland dropped to €2.56 billion, a level not seen for many years.(...)

Marks & Spencer:  while other retailers may struggle, shoppers have been clamouring for a 1970s-inspired beige suede skirt from its Limited Edition range. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In the fickle business of fashion it’s all about calling the right trends. But even getting the ranges right doesn’t always guarantee a boost to the b(...)