Pink lace bra, €42.95, pin lace brief, €27.95, both Elle McPherson. Melita robe with lace detail, €190, Vivis, all from Brown Thomas

This is a time of year when male shoppers set forth for brief encounters in city shops in search of fashion fantasies. “This is the one departm(...)

H&M managing director Carlos Duarte in the company’s new outlet on College Green.

H&M, the Swedish fashion retailer that opened a new flagship store on College Green in Dublin on Friday, is seeking new locations for expansion in(...)

Don’t look like a pudding: go for our selection of cool jumpers below instead

Q I have my office party coming up in a few weeks and the dress code is “Christmas jumpers”. I am a dyed-in-the-wool atheist and have tried to obje(...)

Dundrum Town Centre: expected to come on the market in the early part of the year and will generate considerable interest at home and abroad. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Six years after the property meltdown, the painful hangover has been replaced by a buying frenzy, much of it at surprisingly high values.The turnarou(...)

Primark is poised to step up its colonisation of the German highstreet with reports that it will move into department stores vacated by ailing retail(...)

Penneys on Mary Street, Dublin. Underlying sales at Primark, which trades as Penneys in Ireland, were below expectations. Photo: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Associated British Foods said underlying sales at its Primark discount fashion chain were below expectations in the first two months of its 2014-15 ye(...)

A store star is born: Conor Pope goes to work in Arnotts for the day. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Bringing an infamous sex offender to the table on the first day of a new job seems like a bad idea, so I lie to my fellow recruits around the table(...)

Retailers’ Christmas begins when it might be fully expected to begin – shortly before, not after, they think consumers will start buying stuff.  Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

“Christmas creep” is the name given to the phenomenon of the Christmas season starting earlier and going on for longer each year, although some mig(...)

Exploration and production-related stocks tumbled after top oil exporter Saudi Arabia cut prices to the US. Brent crude slid to near $82 a barrel – extending losses to a fourth session. Photograph: Reuters

European stocks declined for a second day, as officials cut growth forecasts for the euro region, and oil companies plunged on tumbling prices for the(...)

Primark owner Associated British Foods posted a 6 per cent rise in 2013-14 earnings, though it cautioned it saw limited opportunity for growth in the (...)