The Irish Bank Resolution Corporation and Ulster Bank took control of Arnotts in 2010 when they wrote off loans related to the ill-fated Northern Quarter property development

The Competition Authority has given its blessing to the acquisition of a 50 per cent stake in Dublin department store Arnotts by Fitzwilliam Finance P(...)

Brown Thomas on Grafton Street: “We’re going to put in a new beauty hall,” managing director Stephen Sealey said yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Irish retailer Brown Thomas is planning to spend up to €9 million next year refurbishing the ground floor of its flagship department store on Grafton (...)

Nigel Blow: “It was very disappointing what happened with Ulster Bank,” Mr Blow said. “In fact, disappointed is an understatement.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Arnotts chairman Nigel Blow has told The Irish Times he was “disappointed and surprised” that Ulster Bank sold its €140 million loans in the departmen(...)

Fitzwilliam Finance Partners Ltd, an investment company led by solicitor Noel Smyth, has bought €140 million worth of loans owed by Irish retailer Arnotts to Ulster Bank.

Fitzwilliam Finance Partners Ltd, an investment company led by solicitor Noel Smyth, has bought €140 million worth of loans owed by Irish retailer Arn(...)

Arnotts chairman Nigel Blow: “They are a credible financial backer who operate within retail who have had an interest in Arnotts for a very long time.”

The board of Irish retailer Arnotts has secured a “credible”, London-based financial backer with retail interests around Europe to help it bid for its(...)

Arnotts’ management team faces stiff competition to acquire the IBRC loans with 
high-end 
UK retailer Selfridges also believed to be through to the second round of bidding.

The management team at Irish retailer Arnotts is believed to have secured a backer willing to bid for the retailer’s loans with Irish Bank Resolution(...)

Gerard Talty of Wild Irish Sea Veg. Photograph: John Kelly
New Innovator: Wild Irish Sea Veg

Seaweed is one of nature’s richest sources of vitamins and minerals but sushi lovers aside, a lot of people would find the prospect of munching on a p(...)

A doorman outside the Harrods department store in London. The store is a regular visiting place for tourists looking to buy luxury goods.

Chatham Place in Hackney in East London has a collection of local authority flats along its length, which makes the sight of lines of Chinese t(...)