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Arthur Ryan, second from left,  and Alma Carroll at the opening of Primark’s store in Boston in 2015, alongside Mayor Martin Walsh and  Primark chief executive Paul Marchant. Photograph: Josh Reynolds

Leading business figures yesterday paid tribute to Arthur Ryan, who led Penneys-Primark from just one store on Dublin’s Mary Street to a global fashio(...)

Arthur Ryan, centre, talks with Primark chief executive  Paul Marchant in  2014. ‘I was fortunate enough to work closely with him and experience first-hand his sharp mind and innovative thinking,’ Mr Marchant said. Photograph: Javier Barbancho/Reuters

Arthur Ryan, founder and chairman of Irish retail phenomenon Penneys/Primark, has died at the age of 83 following a short illness. Mr Ryan ran the fi(...)

 AIB deputy chair Catherine Woods during the bank’s agm at The Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin. She said pay restrictions were of “concern” to investors. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

State-controlled bank AIB has stepped up its long-running campaign to convince the Government that the crisis-era restrictions that were brought in on(...)

The value-focused fashion retailer has managed to largely swerve the recent struggles on the British high street

A sharp rise in profits at Penneys/Primark boosted earnings at owner Associated British Foods, helping the conglomerate keep its 2019 outlook steady. (...)

The Penneys/Primark group has embraced its customers’ view of shopping as a recreational event. But for how much longer can it eschew their shift to online?

In its trading update this week, Associated British Foods (ABF) revealed that its Dublin-headquartered fast-fashion cash cow, Penneys/Primark, is(...)

Share traders start their systems for  a trading session in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach

Concern over China’s economic outlook and global trade left major world stock indexes little changed on Thursday, while an end to the latest chapter i(...)

Primark accounts for about half of Associated British Foods’ revenue and profit. Photograph: Bob Collier/Bloomberg News

Shares in the company that owns the Dublin-based fashion retailer Penneys, which trades abroad as Primark, fell 4.6 per cent on Friday after it surpri(...)

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Markets dipped on Tuesday as investors awaited the outcome of the US mid-term elections. In Ireland, the Iseq Overall Index closed down 0.9 per cent a(...)

A 15-month low: B&Q owner Kingfisher has reported annual profits tumbling more than 10 per cent and warned of an “uncertain” UK outlook after a recent hit to sales. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Shares slid on Wednesday as trade war fears dented investors’ confidence and the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 0.25 per cent. DUBLIN F(...)

Wall Street’s main indexes hit records on Wednesday, with the benchmark S&P 500 index breaching the 2,700-mark for the first time. Photograph: Bryan R Smith/Getty Images

On the day Mifid II launched Ireland saw relatively strong trading volumes according to Dublin traders and the Iseq overall index closed up 0.02 per c(...)

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