Group had sales of up to €1.2 billion in the 12 months to the end of September. Photograph: Eric Luke

The financial performance of BWG, the unlimited group that owns Mace and Spar in Ireland, was revealed yesterday by Spar South Africa (SSA), an 80 pe(...)

Michelle Conroy (47), of Arch Court, Roscommon Town, Co Roscommon pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to violent disorder at Lower O’Connell Street, Dublin (above) on December 27th, 2012. File photograph: Google Street View

A “multitasking” grandmother who repeatedly kicked a man on the ground as she held onto a pram has been given a suspended sentence. Michelle Conroy (4(...)

The decision to sell the business comes after Musgrave last summer wrote down about €131 million in relation to the British operation

The UK Competition and Markets Authority has approved the sale of Musgrave Group’s loss-making British business to Booker for €57 million. The Cork-ba(...)

Musgrave chief executive Chris Martin: unless grocery spending takes off, Musgrave’s only other option for growth is to enter new product markets. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

How do you grow your business in a rather flat market with a legion of hungry, equal-sized competitors all fighting for the same customers? This is th(...)

Musgrave’s 2014 sales were relatively flat while it posted an operating profit from €66 million. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

Musgrave, the Cork-based retail group that owns SuperValu and Centra, says it expects to return to profit this year after posting a net loss of €13 m(...)

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(...)