The data also indicated sales rose by 6.8 per cent on an annual basis. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Retail sales fell by 0.9 per cent last month - the third largest monthly fall in over a year - as sales of cars, pharmaceuticals, books and newspapers(...)

Retail sales rose by 1.7 per cent last month - the third largest monthly increase in a year - as sales of cars, furniture and lighting all incr(...)

Mike Ashley recently let it be known that Sports Direct, the company he controls, had offered 25 per cent more for Elverys. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

UK retailer Sports Direct, which has been seeking to be allowed into the bidding process for the Elverys Sports chain, saw shares rise sharply (...)

Brown Thomas, shop fronts on Grafton Street, Dublin. The company, which employs some 1,000 people, is next year facing a large increase in its commercial rates bill – to €1.1 million. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times
A perverse rate hike

Does Dublin City Council have a jobs strategy for the city? The question is prompted by some pertinent comments from Stephen Sealey, managing director(...)

“Feargal Quinn was the housewives’ choice. Every Valentine’s Day he stood at the checkout with a red rose and a kiss for each female customer.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The last proprietor but one of the Superquinn supermarket chain, Feargal Quinn, wrote a book, Crowning the Customer. It was published by O’Brien Press(...)

Online transactions now account for more than 15 per cent or €4.1 billion of sales by Irish retailers annually, according to Ibec group Retail Ireland.

Online transactions now account for more than 15 per cent or €4.1 billion of sales by Irish retailers annually. A survey published by th(...)

Retail sales were broadly stable in February, new data from Central Statistics Office showed. Photographer: Hannelore Foerster/Bloomberg

Retail sales remained broadly stable in February, new data from the Central Statistics Office showed today. The figures showed a slight rise co(...)