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(...)

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(...)

Senator Marc MacSharry. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Sligo was to the fore on the political radar this week, what with the Cabinet decamping for a day to Lissadell House and Senator Marc MacSharry turnin(...)

Dunnes chief executive Margaret Heffernan: sales are rising at the supermarket group

Dunnes Stores headquarters must feel like a Berlin bunker these days, the company is in the wars that often. Meanwhile, the company’s in-house legal t(...)

People taking part in a protest rally in Dublin on Saturday in support of a campaign for improved conditions of employment for workers at Dunnes Stores. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Dunnes Stores workers have promised to continue their campaign for improved conditions of employment and have called on the Government to introduce pl(...)

The sudden closure of the store on Thursday night in the midst of an access dispute with Paul McCann and Stephen Tennant of Grant Thornton, the AIB-appointed receivers to the centre, leaves 100 staff in limbo. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The decision by Dunnes Stores to shutter its store in Gorey Shopping Centre is typical of the brinkmanship that is a hallmark tactic of the country’s (...)

Labour TD Arthur Spring criticised the attitude of State agencies to the employment conditions of some workers.

Labour TD Arthur Spring criticised the attitude of State agencies to the employment conditions of some workers. He had heard the heads of agencies ref(...)

Mandate general secretary John Douglas (above) wrote to Margaret Heffernan, the company’s director, saying workers allegedly dismissed since the strike must be reinstated. Photograph: Alan Betson 2:49

The Mandate trade union will meet solicitors on Monday to seek advice for union members it alleges have been “targeted” by Dunnes Stores management fo(...)

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(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton described the Dunnes Stores strike as “very regrettable” and said the way to settle it was through the State’s industrial relations machinery. Photograph: Collins

Employers will be obliged to enter collective bargaining discussions under legislation to be introduced after Easter and passed before the summer rece(...)