Barry Ryan Snr and Niamh O’Connor, who drowned off the Cork coast, and Barry Davis Ryan, who is still missing.

Barry Ryan (51), who drowned off the coast of Baltimore in Co Cork, and his son Barry Davis Ryan (20), who is still missing at sea, are the son and gr(...)

 Shelly Corkery, fashion director for Brown Thomas. Photograph: Alan Betson

For every applicant for a shop floor job in Brown Thomas, there are hundreds who want to skate straight in as a fashion buyer. Ideally in a flippy (...)

Arnotts is trading well,  with operating profit of  €12.5 million for the year to the end of January 2014. Photograph: Alan Betson

The battle to take full control of Arnotts department store in Dublin is set to intensify in coming weeks, as its two rival shareholder blocs step (...)

L&R, which owns the Intercontinental hotel, formerly the Four Seasons, in Dublin’s Ballsbridge, was recently brought on board by Mr Smyth to fund his bid. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

London & Regional, a property company owned by the UK billionaire Livingstone brothers, has replaced Brown Thomas owner Galen Weston as backers of(...)

Brown Thomas: could find itself with an even more direct rival on its hands across the Liffey. Photograph: Eric Luke

Despite the fact that its owner is no longer directly involved, the stakes are high for Dublin department store Brown Thomas in the ongoing talks betw(...)

Dalton Philips:  possesses an abundance of  exquisite taste.

Here’s another instalment in our series of snoops inside the for-sale houses of Irish business glitterati.Dalton Philips, the retailer who this week l(...)

The latest supermarket ad tracker data shows Tesco has upped its advertising massively in the Irish market – by more than 100 per cent – so it won’t lose top billing without a fight. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Whisper it but, facing into 2015, there has been an outbreak of hope within the retail industry. After seven years of fretting across the retail sp(...)

A store star is born: Conor Pope goes to work in Arnotts for the day. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Bringing an infamous sex offender to the table on the first day of a new job seems like a bad idea, so I lie to my fellow recruits around the table(...)

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(...)

The Brown Thomas flagship store on Grafton Street, Dublin, is to get a €8.5 million refurbishment. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The owners of Irish department store retailer Brown Thomas have decided to wind up about 10 dormant companies registered here with the companies of(...)