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 (...)

Kerry Dairy Cheestrings and Dunnes Stores Cheesy Strings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Two of Ireland’s biggest private sector companies are shaping up for a court battle . . . over cheese, if you please.Kerry Group, the €10 billion foo(...)

Karen Millen retail outlets, which collapsed into receivership last week, reviving question of upward-only leases. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The collapse into examinership last week of the retail outlets of Karen Millen and Warehouse Fashion has roused the industry once more over the issue (...)

The Hairy Baby version of the T-shirt at the centre of the row (above right), which is purple, features an old punt coin image encircled by the phrase “Sound as a pound” in white lettering.  The Dunnes Stores T-shirt (above left) is also purple and features a coin circled by the phrase “Sound as a pound” in white lettering.

A David and Goliath battle could be played out in the courts in the months ahead after a small online T-shirt business accused one of the State’s larg(...)

Digifeye co-founders  Bobby Pringle, Dr Mark Hughes and Dr Oisín Mac Fhearaí

It’s been an “exciting few months” for Digifeye, fine-tuning its final product, getting a new chief executive on board and opening an office in New(...)