A rally in support of Dunnes Stores workers earlier this year. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Trade unions want greater protection for workers. Employers want greater flexibility. But is there a middle ground which can provide both freedom and (...)

Sinéad Pembroke works in Trinity College Dublin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery: “I can’t think about buying a house or starting a family”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A global shift has taken place since the financial crisis to more insecure jobs, according to the International Labour Organisation. Labour experts(...)

 Monaghan Shopping Centre  has a guide price of €10.1 million and a rental income of €1,050,000

Another provincial shopping centre is to be offered for sale as a buyer is sought for the formidable Monaghan Shopping Centre, which has been trading(...)

Shares erased a decline of as much as 0.8 per cent after an official said Greece’s creditors proposed a five-month extension to the aid programme and €15.5 billion in disbursements to help seal a debt agreement. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

European stocks were little changed, after swinging between gains and losses, as investors weighed the possibility of a successful outcome to last- d(...)

A Tesco supermarket is seen at dusk in an ‘art deco’ style building at Perivale in west London.

Tesco said it was taking “another step in the right direction” after its UK like-for-like sales fell by 1.3 per cent in the first quarter of the finan(...)

Nutgrove Retail Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14: currently bringing in rent of €4.1 million

Nutgrove Retail Park in Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 is one of five retail parks in receivership to be offered for sale on the instructions of Bank of Irela(...)

Manor West Retail Park in Tralee, Co Kerry:  will show an initial yield of just over 7 per cent

One of Ireland’s best-performing shopping centres, Manor West Retail Park in Tralee, Co Kerry, has been sold to an American fund for €59 million. Th(...)

The Government is attempting to walk a fine line between reducing the consumption of cheap alcohol among those citizens most at risk from  abuse, while avoiding enraging the masses who simply want to enjoy an affordable tipple.

The recommendation by the Oireachtas health committee yesterday that the Government enacts its highest proposed minimum unit price for alcohol has sen(...)

Alexandros Theodoridis, one of the founders of food-distribution group Boroume. Photograph: Giorgos Oikonomopoulos/Ta Nea

In the midst of the Greek economic crisis in 2011, a group of friends saved 12 cheese pies left over at a bakery in west Athens. They brought them to (...)

Musgrave Group, owner of Ireland’s largest domestic supermarket chain, is understood to be planning to offer mobile- phone services using the network(...)