B&Q successfully exited examinership in May 2013 but says that the environment is still “challenging”. (Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES)

Losses at UK DIY retail chain B&Q shrunk to €1.4 million, down from €25.9 million in 2013, as sales fell by 9 per cent in a”challenging” environme(...)

B&Q saw a sales surge in the first quarter, boosting parent company Kingfisher’s profits.

Kingfisher, Europe’s top home improvement retailer, posted a 20 per cent surge in first quarter retail profit and said it would pay a £100 million spe(...)

A total of 151 construction businesses have entered the insolvency process since January this year.  Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A total of 116 Irish companies collapsed in May, a 25 per cent fall compared with the same month last year. A total of 609 corporate insolvencies were(...)

B&Q Ireland Ltd, which operates nine stores across the State employing 690 people, entered examinership in January with liabilities of more than €17 million to its parent company, Kingfisher plc. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Home improvements chain B&Q will pay €5 million to repudiate the lease on its Waterford store, the High Court heard yesterday. However, its(...)