The Brown Thomas flagship store on Grafton Street, Dublin, is to get a €8.5 million refurbishment. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The owners of Irish department store retailer Brown Thomas have decided to wind up about 10 dormant companies registered here with the companies of(...)

Brown Thomas on Grafton Street: “We’re going to put in a new beauty hall,” managing director Stephen Sealey said yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Irish retailer Brown Thomas is planning to spend up to €9 million next year refurbishing the ground floor of its flagship department store on Grafton (...)

Brown Thomas aims to have half of its in-store products available to buy on the web by next summer. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

After 164 years of traditional bricks and mortar trading, Irish department store group Brown Thomas will launch its first online trading store on Tues(...)

Brown Thomas, shop fronts on Grafton Street, Dublin. The company, which employs some 1,000 people, is next year facing a large increase in its commercial rates bill – to €1.1 million. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times
A perverse rate hike

Does Dublin City Council have a jobs strategy for the city? The question is prompted by some pertinent comments from Stephen Sealey, managing director(...)

Brown Thomas managing director Stephen Sealey: “We have commenced a consultation process with the trustees of the defined benefit scheme and the members about changes to the scheme to ensure its long-term sustainability.”

Retailer Brown Thomas is proposing a number of changes to its general defined benefit (DB) pension scheme aimed at tackling a (...)