Members of the Mandate trade union and Dunnes Stores workers outside the Labour Court today where they attended a hearing. They are looking for secure working hours and earmings for all workers in the company. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Dunnes Stores workers aligned to the Mandate trade union attended the Labour Court today where they sought better pay and work conditions. The “Decenc(...)

‘Bad behaviour is an element at every teenage club night’

Q My daughter is 13 and is going to her first underage club night with her friends this weekend. I am terrified. Like most teenage girls, she has t(...)

Shoppers at a Primark store in Berlin.

Mark Paul, Business Affairs CorrespondentPrimark, the Dublin-headquartered retailer that trades in Ireland as Penneys, has struck a deal with the depa(...)

 Burger King is asking €2.25 million

Two prime retail investments – one at the Ilac Centre and the other on nearby Parnell Street – hit the market this week through Savills.Unit 1 at the (...)

Penneys on Mary Street, Dublin. The fast fashion chain helped owner Associated British Foods grow its profits. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Rising sales and operating margin at budget fashion chain Penneys, known as Primark in the UK, helped increase full-year profits at is owner Associate(...)

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Contemporary dance performances can often call on self-consciously meagre means. Driven by a shoestring aesthetic – think street clothes, bare stag(...)

Strictly speaking, the motocross-inspired look isn’t very faithful to the sporting uniform
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Fashion trends are renowned for making the practical impractical. The motocross-inspired trend, more suited to a gentle city stroll than a mud-spla(...)

A computer-generated image of the planned new entrance off Eyre Square to the shopping centre which will accommodate five new retail units and a cafe/restaurant with a deck area

The New York-based Marathon Asset Management has emerged as the front runner to buy the freehold interest in Eyre Square shopping centre in Galway as(...)

The Marshes is a highly successful centre with Dunnes Stores and Penneys as anchor tenants among the traders

International property investment fund Kennedy Wilson is the front runner to buy The Marshes shopping centre in Dundalk, Co Louth, for around €45 mill(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks during the opening of a Primark store at Alexanderplatz in Berlin, Germany, yesterday. Photograph: Britta Pedersen/EPA 1:36

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was given a rock-star welcome worthy of David Hasselhoff himself when he arrived to open a new Primark store in Berlin yesterday (...)