Rebel pilots and Imperial Stormtroopers from the Star Wars film franchise are seen next to a life-sized model of an X-Wing Fighter during a promotional event at the Changi International airport in Singapore. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The Church of England’s valiant bid to run an advertisement featuring the Lord’s Prayer before the forthcoming Star Wars film may have hit a sn(...)

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Penneys owner  Associated British Foods posted a 2 per cent fall in annual earnings on Tuesday. (Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)

Associated British Foods posted a 2 per cent fall in annual earnings, as growth at its Primark (Penneys) fashion chain, grocery, agriculture and ingr(...)

 Grafton Street. Photograph: David Sleator

Some 54 per cent of the buildings on both of Dublin’s prime retail streets are owned by property funds which equates to 64 per cent of the retail spac(...)

Whitewater shopping centre: top 10 tenants account for over 52 per cent of the income

With the ownership of Dundrum Town Centre now finally settled the stage has been cleared for the sale of Ireland’s largest regional shopping centre, t(...)

Credit unions scored very highly on empathy. Photograph: Maxwells

Credit unions, the National Concert Hall and Dublin Zoo have emerged as the strongest Irish organisations for “customer experience”, according to a(...)

Danish retailer Tiger offers an Ikea-style lineup of oddball products. It is opening three new stores a week. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

An Ikea-style line-up of oddball products including mustachioed wine-openers and fruit-shaped flip-flops has fueled the global expansion of Danish ret(...)

Closure leaves questions about 48 direct jobs and a further 30 to 35 positions with various concessions

Noel Smyth’s Fitzwilliam Finance Partners blamed the fact that it could not find a retailer willing to take on Dublin department store, Boyers, for it(...)

Wilton Shopping Centre in Cork

The successful Wilton Shopping Centre in Cork along with strongly performing retail parks in Drogheda and Galway will be sold in a single lot on the i(...)

Customers shop at a Primark store on Oxford Street in London. After Thursday’s opening in Boston the company will open  another store in Philadelphia before Christmas and a further half dozen or so are planned next year. Photograph: Reuters

Cut-price fashion chain Primark on Thursday makes its most ambitious international expansion yet, moving into the lucrative, but notoriously treachero(...)