In its determination, an Employment Appeals Tribunal said the sale of alcohol policy was taken “very seriously” within the store. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

A Dunnes Stores worker who was sacked after selling wine to a 16-year-old has been awarded €16,000 as a result of an unfair dismissal claim. The incid(...)

Normally an extensive monitoring system catches  toxins before contaminated shellfish enter the supply chain, but on this occasion the fresh mussels made it to multiple retailers. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Thousands of portions of fresh mussels selling in multiple retailers across the State have been found to contain more than three times the legally per(...)

Musgrave chief executive Chris Martin: unless grocery spending takes off, Musgrave’s only other option for growth is to enter new product markets. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

How do you grow your business in a rather flat market with a legion of hungry, equal-sized competitors all fighting for the same customers? This is th(...)

Starbucks: has taken a newly created unit of 203sq m (2,182sq ft) at the entrance to Lucan shopping centre

Starbucks is among four new tenants at Lucan Shopping Centre. It has taken a newly created unit of 203sq m (2,182sq ft) at the entrance of the centre (...)

Tesco remains the most popular supermarket in the State although its lead over second placed SuperValu has shrunk slightly, according to the latest fi(...)

Splashing about: wellies put to the test

Hunter Wellington Boots €120 These are quite the style item and everyone from royalty to supermodels have been spotted sporting them. Let’s leav(...)

A common problem with bottled water is an off-water odour, the  High Court was told

A provisional liquidator has been appointed to the bottled mineral water company Kerry Spring Water, after the High Court was told it was insolvent. A(...)

Retail property agents in Britain are speculating that Dunnes Stores is planning to open up to 40 more stores there

If recent reports that Dunnes Stores is planning a major UK expansion translate into reality, Margaret Heffernan will need to draw on her legendary re(...)

Lucinda Creighton: her party Renua was warned a proposal to consider specialist juries for complex legal cases was an “elitist form of justice”. Photograph: Sara Freund
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The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is preparing to bid for Nama’s €1.7 billion Project Jewel portfolio of loans, which includes debt secured on the(...)

Senator Marc MacSharry. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Sligo was to the fore on the political radar this week, what with the Cabinet decamping for a day to Lissadell House and Senator Marc MacSharry turnin(...)