Deirdre Foley: doesn’t care much for publicity

The KPMG liquidators of OCS Operations, the former operating business for Clerys department store, are due back in the High Court on Monday. Th(...)

Avoca outlets are mostly clustered around Dublin and Wicklow. It also operates from Kerry, Belfast and has a retail-only store in Connemara

Avoca’s new owner Aramark is to finance an aggressive expansion of the brand in Ireland before taking it to the UK. The multinational caterer, which b(...)

Best Menswear entered examinership in July following the closure of Clerys.

Best Menswear is set to successfully exit examinership tomorrow, securing the jobs of 130 employees. The company entered examinership in July followin(...)

The former Findlater House office block on O’Connell Street is being converted into a 198-bedroom Holiday Inn Express hotel. It was bought in 2013 for €6.2m by the London-based Seraphine Hotel Group. The 1970s building was previously sold to developer Garret Kelleher in 2005 for more than €30m. Anglo Irish Bank provided funding, and the loan was subsequently transferred to Nama. Eircom occupied the block for many years. photograph: aidan crawley

It’s shaping up to be a record year for tourism, as the Central Statistics Office released visitor numbers for the first nine months showing an increa(...)

The acquisition  of Arnotts  is a major signal of confidence in the Irish economic recovery story from one of the world’s most professional retailers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The acquisition by Selfridges of Arnotts on Monday might have been well flagged but it nonetheless represented a major shot in the arm for the retail (...)

Tetrarch already owns a number of hotels in Ireland, including the five-star Marker (above) on Grand Canal Square in Dublin’s docklands. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Irish investment group Tetrarch has applied for planning permission to develop a 158-bedroom hotel on Sackville Place, behind the former Clerys depar(...)

Deirdre Foley: too much sodium in your diet causes headaches?

D2 Property Management, a troubled company linked to the Clerys buyer and closer, Deirdre Foley, is due to be wound up in September next year, accordi(...)

More than 400 staff, including direct employees of Clerys and those working for concession holders at the store, lost their jobs. Photograph: The Irish Times

A new plan for Dublin’s O’Connell Street, which will govern the future use and redevelopment of properties including the former Clerys department stor(...)

  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(...)