The Swiss National Bank scrapped its euro cap on the franc and drove Swiss stocks down nearly 9 per cent, their biggest one-day percentage fall for at least 25 years. One trader described the central bank’s move as “carnage”. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Switzerland’s move to jettison a three-year-old cap on the franc threw global markets into turmoil yesterday, sending the currency and most European(...)

Home Retail said it expected to post full-year profit before tax in line with expectations despite underlying growth at its Argos chain missing forecasts. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Time

Home Retail said it expected to post full-year profit before tax in line with expectations despite underlying growth at its Argos and Homebase chains (...)

The queue outside JD Sports on Dublin’s Henry Street at 8:30am on St Stephen’s Day  as sales start in many  major stores. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 2:31

A bleak December 26th this year might have persuaded any right-thinking person that venturing outside would constitute reckless behaviour. But you h(...)

Irish retailers enjoyed a pre-Christmas windfall over the weekend with overall sales said to have approached some €400 million.  Photograph: Getty.

Irish retailers enjoyed a pre-Christmas windfall over the weekend with overall sales said to have approached some €400 million. The advent of “Panic S(...)

1. Smartphone Projector: €20.49 There is a whiff of the 1970s home movie about this present but we like it all the same. It will transfor(...)

The 3,354sq m (36,102sq ft) Antaslis Building at Unit 11 in Century Business Park, Finglas, Dublin 11 is rented at €340,000 on a 20-year lease from 2006

Allsop Space is seeking more than €13.5 million for a portfolio of 24 predominately warehouse units in Dublin, Galway, Mullingar, and Monaghan on beha(...)

Argos said it is   on track to make underlying pretax profit for the 2014-15 year in line with market expectations of £127 million

Home Retail Group plans to shut about 80 Homebase stores by the end of 2018 as the home- improvement chain adjusts to an age of online shopping. Abou(...)

 Burger King is asking €2.25 million

Two prime retail investments – one at the Ilac Centre and the other on nearby Parnell Street – hit the market this week through Savills.Unit 1 at the (...)

Brown Thomas is hiring 200 temporary workers in Dublin

Luxury retail store Brown Thomas has announced it is to hire 200 seasonal workers in Dublin in the run up to the peak Christmas season.The roles being(...)

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(...)