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(...)

 Luciano Giubbilei’s Best in Show at the  RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014. Photograph: Richard Johnston

There’s surely no other garden festival in the world quite like the annual spectacular that is the Chelsea Flower Show. Where else would you find men (...)

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(...)

In the €9 billion grocery trade, the two big stories of 2013 were the alarming fall-off in Tesco’s Irish sales, and the relentless onwards march of the German discounters Aldi and Lidl. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The retail sector was the laggard of the Irish economy in 2013. Consumer sentiment may have risen to a five-year high on the back of the nascent econo(...)

The Independent News and Media building at Citywest, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

and Green REIT, the recently listed property investment company, has announced €178 million worth of acquisitions including the EBS headquarters, Ind(...)

Siac Construction is one of the best known of Ireland’s construction companies with high-profile projects such as the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Alan Betson

Siac Construction, one of Ireland’s largest construction groups, is expected to seek the protection of the courts this week, possibly as early as toda(...)

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(...)