Argos is to hire 500 seasonal workers across the country in the run-up to Christmas.Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

UK retailer Argos is to hire 500 seasonal workers across Ireland in the run up to the peak Christmas shopping season.Contracts for the customer adviso(...)

Electrical products such as TVs, video gaming and white goods sold well at Argos, offsetting a decline in tablets and slightly weaker demand for furniture, homeware and jewellery

Sales at Home Retail Group’s Argos household goods chain rose for the ninth quarter in row and gross margins recovered, although the sales increase fe(...)

A couple of readers are less than happy with Ulster Bank. In recent years, the bank was one of the few financial institutions in the Republic which di(...)

Kim Kardashian needs good storage: she wears more make-up on a Saturday night than most of us might get through in a year

When Kim Kardashian showed off her banks of clear acrylic make-up storage on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, make-up addicts around the world felt(...)

Homestore and More, which opened its first site in a retail park in Tallaght a decade ago, says it is now planning to expand its footprint over the next two years. Photograph: Moya Nolan

Homestore and More, the home furnishings retailer with 13 outlets across the country, boosted its sales last year by almost 20 per cent, as rising pr(...)

US telco giant AT&T is considering a bid for Eircom. REUTERS/Mike Blake

AT&T eyes Eircom The Sunday Business Post reports US telco giant AT&T may be considering Eircom as a potential low-tax route into Europe. The (...)

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Value for Money

ARGOS TWO-PERSON DOME €12.99 We love the price of this tent, not least because we get it at the sale price (although even at its full price of (...)

Ssssssh: the atmosphere keeps kids quiet and the books keep them entertained. Above: the National Library. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien 2:05

Free time is rarely free, and this is never more true than when you are trying to keep children entertained during the long days of summer. A trip (...)

 Crowds cheer as cyclists competing in the Tour de France pass through Parliament Square at the end of the race’s third stage  in London, England. Photograph: Getty Images

With two victories in the first three days of the Tour, Marcel Kittel already looks unstoppable. As Buckingham Palace loomed behind him, he had the s(...)

Value for Money

OIL DRUM CHARCOAL WHEELS €67.49 This steel barbecue has a pleasingly old-school design, and, at this price, it is very good value for money. Be(...)