Last year was undeniably one of transition for the Tesco group in Ireland. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Not quite time yet for new-year champagne at Tesco’s Irish arm, perhaps, but a drop of own-brand prosecco might be deserved in the wake of this week’s(...)

In December, Dunnes   merged at least 16   parts of its corporate structure into one entity, Dunnes Stores Ireland Company (DSIC), which has long been an important cog in the group but never before owned all 115 stores in the State.

Dunnes Stores has executed a streamlining of its Byzantine corporate structure by centralising the previously disparate ownership of many of its Iris(...)

The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland show SuperValu growing its share of the market by 2.5 per cent over the 12 week period to November 8th.

Supervalu has leapfrogged Tesco in the never-ending race to be number one in the Irish supermarket sweeps while Dunnes Stores is now close to knocking(...)

 Grafton Street. Photograph: David Sleator

Some 54 per cent of the buildings on both of Dublin’s prime retail streets are owned by property funds which equates to 64 per cent of the retail spac(...)

CeX has opened its 25th Irish store at Blackpool Shopping Centre

In a further sign that recovery in the retail sector in spreading outside of Dublin, three retailers have just joined the tenant line-up at Cork city’(...)

Bridgewater shopping cente: opened for business in 2007

International retailer Boots are to open a new outlet in the former Hickeys Chemist store at Bridgewater Shopping Centre in Arklow, Co Wicklow.The new(...)

Ireland is now one of the most expensive countries in the EU, up there with the UK and Sweden, and only exceeded by Denmark. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

While the popular perception is that the cost of living is always rising, since the beginning of the year consumer prices have on average been lowe(...)

Jess Murphy, chef proprietor of Kai in Galway, and now the new resident chef for Meadows & Byrne. Photograph: Martina Regan

New resident chef for Meadows & Byrne Jess Murphy, chef proprietor at Kai in Galway, has been appointed resident chef for the Meadows & B(...)

 Lidl and Aldi face growing pressure to pay milk suppliers in the Republic more after they last week agreed to pay UK farmers  a minimum of 28p a litre, up from an average of 23p. Photograph: Ulrich Baumgarten/Getty Images

Discount retailers Lidl and Aldi have failed to specify whether they will pay increased prices to milk suppliers in the Republic following similar (...)

As a Dubliner with no farming or nursery-keeping background, Tom O’Hanlon stood out among his peers studying horticulture at Warrenstown College in(...)