Alan Stewart’s defection comes just two days after helping M&S chief executive Marc Bolland present first-quarter sales

Marks & Spencer chief finance officer Alan Stewart has quit to join Tesco in the same role, jumping ship from one struggling British retailer to a(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks during the opening of a Primark store at Alexanderplatz in Berlin, Germany, last week. Photograph: Britta Pedersen/EPA

Another storming performance from Penneys and Primark prompted owner Associated British Foods to raise its annual earnings guidance on Thursday, after(...)

In Dublin, Ryanair was up 1.03 per cent to €6.80 in a busy day’s trading in aviation stocks across Europe and in the United States. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Investors took the opportunity to reflect yesterday on recent gains, particularly with the US corporate results season looming into view.China’s seco(...)

 Marks & Spencer chief executive Marc Bolland addresses the retailer’s AGM at Wembley stadium yesterday. Photograph:  Oliver Dixon/Imagewise/PA Wire

Shareholders in Marks & Spencer gathered at Wembley Stadium yesterday to air their views on the burning issues of the day, from comfy slippers to (...)

Marks and Spencer boss Marc Bolland blamed website teething problems as the chain’s homeware and clothing division registered its 12th quarter in a row of declining sales. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Marks and Spencer, the UK’s largest clothing retailer, said apparel sales resumed their decline in the first quarter as customers took time to adapt t(...)

The purpose of whistleblower legislation is to encourage employees to “raise genuine and reasonably-held concerns about matters of public interest” free of any threat of sanction

With the issue of whistleblowing perhaps more to the fore of Irish debate than ever before, a recent conference heard that legal protections coming in(...)

Cabin crew at Aer Lingus staged a one-day work stoppage at the end of last month which is believed to have cost the company up to €10 million. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

As signs of recovery emerge in the economy, industrial relations in a number of sectors appear to be becoming more unstable.Perhaps as a result of wor(...)

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Image of the week: Go to gate Soon there will be no more Heathrow Terminal 1 circle of hell for Aer Lingus passengers flying to Ireland. The airl(...)

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Image of the week: Marchant mirth  The man laughing his head off is Paul Marchant, chief executive of Primark, and it’s not because he’s see(...)

Fatface has pulled its planned London listing, raising fears a window for flotations may be closing.

Clothing chain Fat Face is pulling the plug on its planned £110 million listing in London, citing poor equity market conditions, and adding to signs(...)