Munster’s first Irish captain Jim McCarthy has passed away at the age of 91. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Jim McCarthy, Munster’s first Ireland captain, has passed away aged 91.The great Dolphin flanker won 28 international caps starting in 1948 when he c(...)

British Gas stands accused of not passing on the full benefits of cheaper oil prices

The vacancy for one of the toughest, and most politically-sensitive, jobs in British business has just been filled, with the appointment of insurance (...)

Poundland, which faces an investigation into its takeover of rival 99p Stores, said its annual sales topped £1 billion for the first time. The West Mi(...)

The Samsung Pay system is  demonstrated at Mobile World Congress

“Mobile commerce just got a lot more interesting,” Visa executive vice-president Jim McCarthy said in response to Samsung Pay.Samsung unveiled the new(...)

Poundland has agreed to buy 99p Stores for £55 million as it seeks to boost its presence in the booming UK discount-retail industry.

Poundland agreed to buy 99p Stores for £55 million as it seeks to boost its presence in the booming UK discount-retail industry. The proposed deal wil(...)

Dealz is a new brand launched here by Poundland, targeted at the value end of the retail market. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

UK-listed retailer Poundland is planning to open six new Dealz stores in Ireland over the next year, chief executive Jim McCarthy has told The Irish (...)

Apple will receive fees from banks when consumers use an iPhone in place of credit and debit cards for purchases, a deal that gives the handset maker (...)

Image of the week: Mind the Gap Is the Gap (...)

British discount retailer Poundland plans to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange in March. Photo: Bloomberg

British discount retailer Poundland plans to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange in March, joining a surge of store groups seeking flo(...)

The acceleration in Poundland’s worth has mirrored the economic crisis since 2007 – its fortunes rose as the wider economy in the UK fell further into recession. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Twenty-three years ago, a shop opened in Burton-on-Trent in England. Last month, it moved to bigger premises in the Staffordshire town, now employing (...)