The judge said if Shop Direct paid €5,000 to Pieta House suicide prevention charity he would strike out the charge. Regarding The Irish Times Ltd, he told the company to pay €3,000 to Pieta House. Photograph: The Irish Times

Two companies have been ordered to pay sums of money to charity in lieu of convictions after they were prosecuted for email marketing offences. The (...)

Littlewoods Ireland recently embarked on a €2 million advertising campaign

Littlewoods Ireland, which recently embarked on a €2 million advertising campaign in a bid to boost sales locally, saw turnover rise by just 2.4 per c(...)

Geoff Scully: “We’ve had an amazing Christmas. Sales since the start of November are up 20 per cent on last year.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Geoff Scully, the managing director of online and catalogue retailer Shop Direct Ireland, thankfully is not wearing a Christmas jumper when we meet in(...)