Retail Ireland says figures suggest it will be retailers’ best Christmas for five years. It has forecast a 2 per cent rise in the sales worth €80 million. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire 2:31

Men were out in force in the winter sales too with major retailers expressing surprise at the number of male shoppers hunting for bargains.An unusual(...)

The queue outside JD Sports on Dublin’s Henry Street at 8:30am on St Stephen’s Day  as sales start in many  major stores. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 2:31

A bleak December 26th this year might have persuaded any right-thinking person that venturing outside would constitute reckless behaviour. But you h(...)

Arnotts’ management team faces stiff competition to acquire the IBRC loans with 
high-end 
UK retailer Selfridges also believed to be through to the second round of bidding.

The management team at Irish retailer Arnotts is believed to have secured a backer willing to bid for the retailer’s loans with Irish Bank Resolution(...)

Arnotts in Dublin. Trading remains difficult in spite of a significant investment in-store  in the past few years. Photograph: Alan Betson

Department-store retailer Arnotts has appointed Ray Hernan as its new chief executive. This role was previously filled by Nigel Blow, who became chair(...)