Eason: in discussions with Siptu over  “a small number of redundancies which arise from the restructuring of its head-office functions”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Siptu has called “emergency general meetings” for managers in the Irish-owned books to stationary retailer Eason & Son over a number of compuls(...)

 “One can’t deny that things are improving, but I see at least another 18 months before we see a sustained level of growth in retail.” Conor Whelan at Eason’s flagship store on O’Connell Street, Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke

On a side table of an office on the top floor of Eason & Son, the 127-year-old grand dame of Irish books-to-stationery retailing, is a collection (...)

A shopper in Eason on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Retail revenue in its core market was down 5.6 per cent. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Irish-owned book and stationery retailer Eason & Son has recorded a net profit after tax of €2.3 million in its financial year to January 2014, c(...)

Eason management is hoping to reduce its overall costs by €2.5 million. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A majority of the 800 staff at Eason’s have voted in favour of accepting pay cuts of between 4 per cent and 10 per cent. Staff in the book-to-stationa(...)

The proposed pay cuts would have seen Eason workers who were paid by the hour see their pay cut by 4 per cent while staff paid every month would have their wages cut by between 4 per cent and 10 per cent. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Eight hundred staff in Eason, the books-to-stationery retailer, have voted against pay cuts of between 4 per cent and 10 per cent. Staff voted agai(...)

James Osborne, the chairman of books-to-stationary retailer Eason, in a letter to Eason’s 239 shareholders dated February 2014, did not say what the businesses turnover now was but the group’s accounts to the year to the end of January 2012 state it had a turnover of €244.9 million. This indicates turnover is down about €21 million.

James Osborne, the chairman of books-to-stationary retailer Eason, has written to shareholders to say that re(...)

Derek Hughes: founder of chain that collapsed with debts of almost €15m. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

The company behind bookseller Hughes & Hughes incurred losses totalling €1.35 million in the two years prior to the brand disappearing last year.N(...)

Eason made a profit of €2.6 million in the year to the end of January 2013 compared with a loss of €5.3 million in the previous 12 months after reducing its annual cost base by €6.1 million between 2011 and 2012.

Management at Eason & Son met employee and trade union representatives yesterday to discuss how to reduce its cost base by €2.5million. The retail(...)

Eason has become the latest company to advertise on ShowPal, the second-screen companion app that TV3 has developed in partnership with technology fir(...)

Eason made a profit of €2.6 million in the year to the end of January 2013 compared with a loss of €5.3 million in the previous 12 months .Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Irish retailer Eason and Son Ltd has deferred paying over 800 staff their Christmas bonus as the company pushes to reduce its cost base by €2.5 millio(...)