The liquidator appointed by the High Court on Wednesday is clearing out Xtra-vision’s 83 stores and preparing to hand back the keys to landlords. photograph: dara mac dónaill

Xtra-vision, the movie rental chain that collapsed into insolvency this week with the loss of 580 jobs, has plenty of experience of going bust, having(...)

A closed Xtra-vision store in Artaine Castle, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Weak trading in the run-up to Christmas, when sales collapsed by a quarter compared to December 2014, spurred the decision yesterday by Hilco Capital (...)

Dundrum Town Centre: part of Project Jewel sale.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Rising sales have helped the retail sector turn a corner in 2015 but, battered by the bust, it still faces significant challenges in terms of an overs(...)

 Karen Millen, Grafton Street: now closed, the outlet will house HMV. Photograph: DAVE MEEHAN

HMV’s Grafton Street business is on the move again. Since vacating its spacious shop on the street, it has been trading on a temporary basis in the fo(...)

A Cirquit.tv touchscreen installed in HMV

A new platform that acts as a web-based billboard for music, film and performing arts in cities has been launched in Dublin. Cirquit. tv aims to merg(...)

Hilco will move HMV to the old Karen Millen outlet. Photo: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

HMV plans to shift its store on Dublin’s Grafton Street from its current location down to the site of the old Karen Millen outlet at number 27. In tur(...)

69 Grafton Street: occupied by women’s fashion trader Vera Moda.

The Irish property investment fund IPUT has acquired three prime retail properties in Dublin city centre from the Construction Workers’ Pension Schem(...)

The Irish arm of bookseller Waterstones, which owns Hodges Figgis in Dublin, recorded a pre-tax profit of €994,000 last year on the back of revenues totalling €12.8 million.

The Irish arm of bookseller Waterstones, which owns Hodges Figgis in Dublin, recorded a pre-tax profit of €994,000 last year on the back of revenues (...)

The Karen Millen shop on Grafton Street. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Karen Millen ladies’ fashion store on Dublin’s Grafton Street is to close and make way for another trader. A number of international brands(...)

Butlers Chocolate Cafe at the Crescent Shopping Centre in Limerick

Butlers Chocolate Cafes, the successful Irish chain of chocolate shops and cafes dating back to 1932, is reputed to have spent some €400,000 on fittin(...)