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(...)

Ged Nash said the State may well turn out to be the biggest loser in the controversy as it will have to pay out large sums of money to former employees of Clerys

Charlie Taylor Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash has said he believes there is sufficient legal protection in place to deal with issues ar(...)

Up to 50 of the concession holders at Clerys could share the offer, subject to the approval of the High Court. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Former concession holders at Clerys look set to share about €500,000 under a plan drafted by the provisional liquidators of the entity that operated (...)

Clerys staff and supporters during a protest outside Clerys on O’Connell Street, Dublin last week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Minister for Communications Alex White has said the Government would amend company law if there was a need and a way to do so in the wake of the co(...)

Lily Kelly, who would have worked for Clerys for 45 years this day fortnight and was due to retire, with other former staff  protesting outside the offices of  new owners Natrium on Harcourt Terrace on Friday. Photograph: Fergal Phillips

The company that owns the Clerys building on O’Connell Street made a profit of just under €5 million between August 2012 and February 1st, 2014 but th(...)

Concession holders claim they are owed up to €5 million in stock and cash from Clerys 3:03

Natrium, the joint venture which last week acquired the Clerys building, has said it intends to invest in the rejuvenation of the property in a move t(...)

About 50 companies that operated concessions in Clerys are owed between €2 million and €3 million by the former owners.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times 0:54

Emotions were running high as Clerys concession holders queued to retrieve their stock, worth an estimated €3 million, from the store today. The stoc(...)

  Clerys workers Emily McDermott  and her daughter Nathania, at the demonstration in support of Clerys workers, outside the store in O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times 3:03

There is something magical about the combination of money and the law. When Gayle Killilea argued in a South African court that she needed the money (...)

Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash is to prepare a report on the closure of Clerys for the Government amid growing anger at the treatment of workers who were employed there. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times 0:54

Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash is to seek talks with the owners of Natrium Ltd, the company that last Friday bought the retailer Clerys(...)

Legally there might be nothing wrong with the transactions last Friday that have led to Clerys closing  after 162 years in business although these  could yet be tested by creditors. Morally they stink 0:54

On September 18th, 2012, Boston-based investment group Gordon Brothers acquired Clerys out of receivership. A property foray in the Celtic Tiger years(...)