Footwear by Skechers

Footwear specialist Skechers has just opened its 10th Irish store at the Whitewater shopping centre in Newbridge, Co Kildare. Skechers is occupying th(...)

Grafton Street: “Current Zone A headline rents on Grafton Street are in the region of €5,600-€5,900 per square metre.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Prime high street rents in the retail sector are growing strongly and regional activity is beginning to pick up, new research finds. Although consult(...)

 Karen Millen, Grafton Street: now closed, the outlet will house HMV. Photograph: DAVE MEEHAN

HMV’s Grafton Street business is on the move again. Since vacating its spacious shop on the street, it has been trading on a temporary basis in the fo(...)

Take Me Home is a well-stocked wool shop run by husband and wife Aine and Sean Carey

When you say “Dundrum” these days, most people associate it with a large self-contained destination shopping centre. But Dundrum was a proper s(...)

James Brohan’s hardware shop sits on Parnell Steet in Ennis and offers all you would need to maintain a house

Ennis in Co Clare is my home town, so I’m always curious as to what new things are happening there. Forget Me Not on Lower Market Street is a clothes (...)

Margaret Heffernan: accused of having a tempestuous management style. Photograph: Pat Langan

Whether it is with workers, unions, disgruntled former managers, rivals, banks or landlords, Dunnes Stores is a magnet for conflict. Margaret Hefferna(...)

Hilco will move HMV to the old Karen Millen outlet. Photo: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

HMV plans to shift its store on Dublin’s Grafton Street from its current location down to the site of the old Karen Millen outlet at number 27. In tur(...)

The Karen Millen shop on Grafton Street. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Karen Millen ladies’ fashion store on Dublin’s Grafton Street is to close and make way for another trader. A number of international brands(...)

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(...)

Ms Justice Marie Baker confirmed Declan McDonald as examiner after she heard there were no objections from creditors. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

The High Court has confirmed the appointment of an examiner to the Karen Millen ladies’ fashion chain and two associated companies.Declan McDonald of (...)