BWG’s chief executive Leo Crawford. The retail group has managed to negotiate significantly better terms on its loans.

BWG, the owner in Ireland of the Spar and Mace chains, has completed a €220 million refinancing to ease the terms of its remaining legacy boomtime deb(...)

Retail group BWG’s €23 million acquisition of the Londis franchise has been given the green light by the Compeition Authority. The move will give BWG(...)

Ergo chief executive John Purdy,and iSite founder Dave Muldoon

Dublin-based cloud computing firm Ergo has announced plans to create 120 jobs following the acquisition of customer relationship management (CRM) spec(...)

The block of retail and office properties at O’Connell Street, Abbey Street and Sackville Place in Dublin city centre

A large block of retail and office properties at O’Connell Street, Abbey Street and Sackville Place in Dublin city centre with considerable opportunit(...)

The latest results show turnover at Spar’s Irish unit totalled 7.66 billion rand (€577.3m) in the first half.

South African retail group Spar has announced first-half profits after tax that were 22 per cent higher as it included results from its Irish unit for(...)

7-11 Grafton Street: four shops including McDonalds which are bringing in an overall rent of €1,820,000. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

With the Dublin retail market, as well as the suburban office sector, rapidly recovering, Royal London Asset Management is planning to offload eight r(...)

Alan and Jim Divney’s business has just signed a €2 million deal with Tesco

The deep and protracted recession of the 80s was hardly a good time to start a new business, but father and son Jim and Alan Divney did it anyway, est(...)

BWG, which announced 1,200 new jobs as part of a €100 million investment in October, has 421 Spar stores and an estimated 35 per cent share of the Irish convenience store market. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/Irish Times

BWG, the company behind Spar in Ireland, is to acquire rival ADM Londis for €23 million. Completion of the offer is subject to shareholder approval an(...)

12 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

BNP Paribas Real Estate has sold a retail building at 12 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, to a private investor for €2.92 million – well ahead of the €2.(...)

Under the tree: Leo Crawford, chairman of Spar International. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell
Spar wars

Last week, on Parnell Street in Dublin, passersby could watch a Londis transform into a Spar. New signage was being erected on Joe Flynn’s shop at the(...)