Sales at Argos stores open for more than a year rose 4.9 per cent in the 13 weeks to May 31st

Home Retail, Britain’s biggest household goods retailer, said it was on course to meet annual profit forecasts after posting strong quarterly sales g(...)

The group is improving its order retrieval systems and will also trial some Argos stores this year within Homebase outlets. Photograph: Eric Luke

Home Retail Group posted a 27 per cent rise in full-year profit as a digital push at its Argos chain and a revamp at Homebase start to bear fruit.Afte(...)

Deutsche Lufthansa: Europe’s second-largest airline said it will pay a dividend of 45 euro cents a share. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

European stocks fell to a five-week low, after a slump in UK grocery chain Morrison lead retailers lower and concern grew over(...)

Energy and distribution group DCC will today publish its interim management statement for the three months to the end of December. DCC, which l(...)

The Irish operation of Homebase collapsed into examinership in July

Almost 500 jobs have been saved after DIY chain Homebase successfully exited examinership today following the approval of an agreement with its credit(...)

Food entrepreneur Michael Carey was  appointed  a non-executive director  of Drury Communications in the past year. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish public relations agency Drury Communications increased its pretax profit last year by 7.3 per cent to €365,954. Latest accounts for Drury Commun(...)

Dublin heavyweight CRH moved lower on news of anaemic Polish cement sales, finishing 19 cent weaker at €17.48

Markets moved up, moved down and eventually finished fairly flat yesterday as worries over Syria remained high in investors’ minds and poor news on eu(...)

Next posted an  increase in first-half profit but was reliant on a strong performance from its  internet business to offset sales falls in traditional stores

Some of Britain’s biggest retailers yesterday cast doubt over signs of economic recovery, saying consumer spending was likely to remain subdued until(...)

A Homebase store in Dublin. The DIY chain employs 558 people in 15 stores here, of whom 114 are full time. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The High Court has confirmed an examiner for DIY chain Homebase, which now has until September to prepare a survival scheme. Homebase House & Gard(...)

DIY chain Homebase has become the latest Irish retailer to enter into examinership.Homebase Ireland said sales had fallen by 31 per cent since 2009, a(...)