Retail property agents in Britain are speculating that Dunnes Stores is planning to open up to 40 more stores there

If recent reports that Dunnes Stores is planning a major UK expansion translate into reality, Margaret Heffernan will need to draw on her legendary re(...)

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As the last decade came to a close, an unfortunate German woman went on her summer holidays to France. All was well until she decided to download a(...)

Lucinda Creighton: her party Renua was warned a proposal to consider specialist juries for complex legal cases was an “elitist form of justice”. Photograph: Sara Freund
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The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is preparing to bid for Nama’s €1.7 billion Project Jewel portfolio of loans, which includes debt secured on the(...)

‘I formally requested a raise from €9 to €10 an hour, citing increases in rent, the cost of living and transport.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The minimum wage must be increased, and the increase is long overdue. The last time the minimum wage rose was in 2007, three years before I came to I(...)

Maurice Levy, chief executive officer of Publicis. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Publicis, the owner of advertising agencies including Leo Burnett and Saatchi and Saatchi, said second-quarter sales rose 39 per cent, beating analyst(...)

Douglas Newman Good Commercial, which has recently been seeking offers for Exchequer Chambers in Dublin, has been acquired by Lambert Smith Hampton

Property agent Lambert Smith Hampton has acquired rival Douglas Newman Good Commercial for an undisclosed sum. Founded by Edmund Douglas in 1993, Doug(...)

A customer passes a sales display of oranges and pineapples in the fruit and vegetable section of an Asda supermarket. Britain’s “Big Four” supermarket chains, Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury and Morrisons, have become embroiled in a price war, but have been accused of misleading prices. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Britain’s competition regulator has found that some customers are being misled by the country’s embattled supermarkets and ordered the retailers to pr(...)

The buildings at Ballina Retail Park are rented at €243,000 per annum

Property advisers Allsop has sold an office investment let to the Road Safety Authority at Ballina Retail Park. Conor Whelan said the two office units(...)

One-third of Irish respondents choose Tesco for their big weekly shop. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A survey of the grocery shopping habit of Irish consumers has found that one third of them choose Tesco for their big weekly shop, more than twice as (...)

PicHit pictures: the website describes itself as a “fair trade photo market”, connecting millions of people with photo communities, stock photos and people with cameras

What do you do if your company needs a picture of a dog on O’Connell Bridge? It is a question that doesn’t need an answer for Patrick Hamilton Walsh, (...)