H&M is trying to boost its environmental credentials with a new recycling initiative. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News.

Hennes & Mauritz, the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, is launching a new effort to promote recycling as it seeks to cut its environmental(...)

Laura Wade-Gery  attends the WIE50 Power Breakfast at the London Stock Exchange. Photograph: Getty Images

Laura Wade-Gery, Marks & Spencer’s most senior female executive, chose the company’s AGM to let her colleagues know she was planning to take so(...)

Asda says it will pay the guaranteed minimum price from Monday following talks with the National Farmers’ Union in Britain. Photograph: Reuters/Andrew Yates

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has described a move by discount retailer Asda to pay a minimum price of 28 pence per litre of milk as a “significant (...)

Retail property agents in Britain are speculating that Dunnes Stores is planning to open up to 40 more stores there

If recent reports that Dunnes Stores is planning a major UK expansion translate into reality, Margaret Heffernan will need to draw on her legendary re(...)

Collette Fitzpatrick will start a new show on Newstalk in August. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Broadcaster Colette Fitzpatrick will host a new Sunday morning radio show on Newstalk, it was announced on Tuesday. The Colette Fitzpatrick Show, wi(...)

Lucinda Creighton: her party Renua was warned a proposal to consider specialist juries for complex legal cases was an “elitist form of justice”. Photograph: Sara Freund
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The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is preparing to bid for Nama’s €1.7 billion Project Jewel portfolio of loans, which includes debt secured on the(...)

Dairy cows in a row

Northern Ireland’s oldest diary, Ballyrashane Creamery in Coleraine, a co-operative owned by local farmers has agreed to merge with the Town of Monagh(...)

M&S executive John Dixon: the  26-year M&S veteran was widely seen as a potential successor to chief executive Marc Bolland. He has quit to take on the role of chief executive at another company. Photograph:  M&S/PA Wire

Online fridges and washing machines retailer AO World has had a wild ride since it went public a year and a half ago. Its stunning stock market debut (...)

Permanent TSB was the star performer on the Dublin market yesterday, closing up 4.8 per cent at €5.31 with 2.5 million shares changing hands.

European stocks were little changed, posting their longest winning streak since January, amid mixed earnings reports from Ericsson and Volvo. The S(...)

Clothes are displayed on hangers in an M&S shop in northwest London.

John Dixon, the head of Marks & Spencer’s non-food division, has quit Britain’s biggest clothing retailer to become chief executive of another co(...)