Despite the slump, the Office for National Statistics said the underlying retail pattern was one of growth

UK retail sales dropped sharply in September despite an underlying trend of steady growth in the face of rising prices, figures show. There was an un(...)

Dublin’s Aviva Stadium: Winning the bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup would bring a potential economic windfall of €1.5 billion. Photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie
Answering Ireland’s call

Two Irish teams will do battle for the 2023 Rugby World Cup: the starting XV on the pitch; off it, an organising group hoping to land hosting rights. (...)

The GDPR aims to strengthen consumers’ rights, and organisations that are transparent and open are more likely to reap the rewards. Photograph: iStock
Gearing up for change

Two significant pieces of European legislation will be implemented in Ireland in 2018. Firstly, the EU General Data Protection (GDPR) and secondly the(...)

Former Buck Whaley’s nightclub on Leeson Street, Dublin 2, has come to market

The former Buck Whaley’s nightclub on Leeson Street, Dublin 2, is on the market for €2.75 million through agent Cushman & Wakefield. It is being (...)

Former INM chief executive Robert Pitt (left) walks past company chairman Leslie Buckley at the media group’s AGM in August. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

With Robert Pitt having taken his leave of Independent News & Media on Friday, after agreeing an exit deal with the company, the focus now turns t(...)

Eric McDowell: he joined the Bletchley Park establishment straight from school, and was part of the Japanese Emperor Codes cryptology department

Eric McDowell, who has died at at the age of 92, was involved in many facets of life in Northern Ireland, both business and private. However, a signif(...)

The Key Employee Engagement Programme (Keep) would “support SMEs in their efforts to attract and retain key employees”, said Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe

Key staff with share options in tech start-ups and other small businesses will pay less tax on these, and delay paying the bill, under a new scheme th(...)

High marginal tax rates in particular were highlighted by respondents as having a strong bearing on decisions over whether to set up in Ireland or not. Photograph: Getty Images

More than half of Irish business owners view the State’s tax code as a barrier to growth rather than a support, according to a survey by accounting an(...)

Tommy Kelly, chief executive of eShopWorld, which has just seen investor Ascendia – a joint venture between the French and Swiss postal services – increase its stake in the business to 50 per cent. Photograph: Jason Clarke

eShopWorld, the seven-year old Irish ecommerce firm that connects premium brands from Victoria’s Secret to Nike with consumers in more than 200 countr(...)

North Bank

One of the last remaining large-scale Dublin city centre apartment developments due to be offered for sale in a single lot by Nama goes on the market (...)