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Former Debenhams workers have overwhelmingly rejected a package of supports proposed by the chairman of the Labour Court in response to the liquidation of the retailers’s Irish operation last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

The Government should convert a €3 million fund proposed for training and re-skilling former workers at Debenhams into cash payments for the personnel(...)

The former Debenhams store on Dublin’s Henry Street. The retailer closed all its Irish stores in April 2020 with the loss of 2,000 jobs. Photograph: Eric Luke

Collapsed retailer Debenhams has closed its online operation in the Republic, citing Brexit, in a move that terminates its presence in the market. Al(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly: In mid-October, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) went public after unsuccessful behind-the-scenes talks with the Department of Health.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Shortly after 3.30pm on September 2nd, Taoiseach Micheál Martin sent an email to Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly. He was following up on corresp(...)

Ryanair flew into the pandemic with a relatively strong balance sheet. Photograph: Eric Luke

How do you weigh up the annus covidius horribilis of 2020 in words that don’t have to be asterisked? It was a year when a virus inflicted a brutal en(...)

Many publs have pivoted to takeaway pints in the lockdown. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

As 2020 staggers to a close, it continues to surprise. Parts of the high streets near my London home, I discovered the other day, have become oddly u(...)

Varadkar (right) told the Dáil that the Taoiseach Micheál Martin “meant to say” that the banks’ owners, the banks’ shareholders were not bailed out. File photograph: Maxwells

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said he “misspoke” when he told the Dáil on Wednesday that the banks did not receive a bailout. The Taoiseach, in an int(...)

Taoiseacch Micheál Martin said “shareholders in the banks were not bailed out. The State took equity. The shareholders were not bailed out.” Photograph: Francisco Seco / POOL / AFP

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has insisted in the Dáil “the banks were not bailed out” during the economic collapse over a decade ago. The banks received (...)

People walk past Debenhams on Oxford Street in London.  Photograph: Luciana Guerra/PA Wire

Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group is said to be getting closer to a deal to rescue part of the ailing Debenhams department-store chain. The owner of the H(...)

European stocks retreated as concern over the possible collapse of Brexit trade-deal talks weighed on sentiment. Photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

European stocks retreated as concern over the possible collapse of Brexit trade-deal talks weighed on sentiment. Meanwhile in the US, the Nasdaq clim(...)

 Frasers group has confirmed  it is in negotiations with the directors of the Debenhams department stores to take over the British operations of the bankrupt group. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images

Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group said it is in negotiations to buy collapsed department store chain Debenhams from administrators in a rescue deal, which w(...)

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