Brendan Howlin   and   Michael Noonan: The Government plans to devote “almost its entire budget for tax-cutting” to a reduction at all levels of the universal social charge. Photograph: Sam Boal/

Budget to reduce USC The Government plans to devote “almost its entire budget for tax-cutting” to a reduction at all levels of the universal so(...)

‘Another Clerys should not be allowed to happen again,’ said Patricia King of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. Photograph: Leah Farrell/ Photocall Ireland

Six months on from its sale, Clerys remains shuttered while its new owners work on redevelopment plans. But the shoddy manner of the sacking of its st(...)

Lorraine Sweeney: says she will file a legal case against the liquidation

Seller Gordon Brothers The two main Gordon Brothers executives who were directors of Clerys are Malcom MacAulay, a veteran financial expert who sourc(...)

The former Clerys department store on Dublin’s O’Connell Street: the sense of shock among those affected is still palpable. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

“Now looking for new opportunities.” This is what it says on the LinkedIn page of Gerhard Scully, former sales manager at Clerys department store. Suc(...)

 A passerby reads a notice on the door of Boyers & Co on North Earl Street, Dublin, after it was announced the store would close in January. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 1:32

Dublin faces the loss of another high-profile department store in January when Boyers on North Earl Street will close its doors . The news follows thi(...)

Closure leaves questions about 48 direct jobs and a further 30 to 35 positions with various concessions

Noel Smyth’s Fitzwilliam Finance Partners blamed the fact that it could not find a retailer willing to take on Dublin department store, Boyers, for it(...)

Clerys workers, members of Siptu, arriving for the creditors’ meeting at the Gresham Hotel. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The first meeting of the five-person committee of inspection that will oversee the interests of creditors in the liquidation of OCS Operations, the tr(...)

KPMG, the liquidator to Clerys’ operating company OCS Operations, is due to hold a meeting of creditors today to appoint a committee of inspection to oversee the liquidation

Lorraine Sweeney, whose LS Catering company owned the cafes at Clerys, says she is preparing legal action against several parties involved in the rece(...)

Former Clerys staff protest outside the offices of Natrium Ltd in Dublin on Friday.  Photograph: Siptu via Twitter 1:55

About two dozen former Clerys workers protested outside the offices of the company’s owners on the quays in Dublin on Friday afternoon. The wor(...)

Clerys: the insurance claim relating to  flooding in 2013 resulted in an insurance payout far higher than the destroyed assets were valued in the company’s books. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The company that sold Clerys department store this summer benefited from a €7.7 million gain over flood damage in 2013. New accounts also suggest t(...)