Dining area after staging: a warm, clean and inviting atmosphere

So you’ve decided to place your home on the market. What is the best course of action to help change that For Sale sign to Sold? After price and lo(...)

Most of the people in the valley received broadband through the National Broadband Scheme. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Every week Ger O’Sullivan, an internet engineer, gets into his car and drives 1,000km to and from Cork city. Mr O’Sullivan is one of the residents of (...)

MacDonagh Junction, Kilkenny – around €17 million for a  50 per cent stake in the core arcade as well as full ownership of a number of other shops and offices on site

Six provincial shopping centres, valued before the property crash at €400 to €450 million are to be offered for sale in one lot at over €115 million.(...)

 Peter Scott , managing director of Carphone Warehouse Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Peter Scott likes a challenge. The managing director of Carphone Warehouse Ireland could have spent his entire career at Marks & Spencer, such was(...)

“Self-inflicted.” This was the phrase Greencore boss Patrick Coveney used to describe the company’s difficulties in the UK last year. It reaped an ava(...)

After 14 consecutive quarterly declines in clothing, footwear and homeware sales, time could be running out for the man tasked with finding a solution - Dutchman Marc Bolland. (Photograph: EPA/ANDY RAIN)

For generations, British children went to school in Marks & Spencer’s (MKS.L) clothes, teenagers turned to it for first interview suits and shopp(...)

Experiences: when you’re biking “you’re really focusing, and that is hugely satisfying”, says James Wallman. Photograph: Daniel Milchev/Stone/Getty

As anyone with a Facebook page knows, as they scroll through other people’s family outings, kitesurfing adventures and faraway sunsets, “experience” i(...)

Cat  wearing a “Tsunagaru Col” gadget. Photograph: Reuters/Yuya Shino
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Image of the week: Connected cats This poor cat is wearing a “Tsunagaru Col” gadget, next to a smart phone displaying the connected app, at the(...)

 H&M, the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, saw higher sales growth than expected in December, helped by strong collections and colder weatherPhotograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Hennes & Mauritz, the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, saw higher sales growth than expected in December, helped by strong collections and(...)

Shares in the supermarket chain jumped more than 4 per cent after news of Dalton Philips’s departure, a brutal verdict from the City on the Irish man’s time at the top. Photograph: PA

Dalton Philips, the globetrotting Irish retail executive, will soon be heading back to his homeland to reflect on the future after being sacked as chi(...)