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Pre-Covid-19 Ikea could accommodate the size of a mid-size Irish town. File Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Officially, Ikea in Ballymun was supposed to open at 10am. But there were 40 people waiting outside the Dublin store at 8am so the managers opened (...)

Tommy Hilfiger’s Grafton Street store will not be reopening today. Photograph: Damien Eagers

Today is the day non-essential retail finally gets to reopen; but while many shop owners around the country will be gratefully pulling up the shutters(...)

The warehouse retailing giant has experienced a huge spike in sales in Ireland of outdoor equipment as the country prepares for an ‘outdoors summer’ of domestic tourism. Photograph: Decathlon

French sports retailer Decathlon, which reopened its Ballymun outlet on Monday for click and collect and appointment shopping, plans further expansion(...)

Bastien Grandgeorge, chief executive of Decathlon Ireland, and Kieran O’Shea, store leader in the Decathlon in Ballymun, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Major international retailers have expressed frustration over the Government’s prolonged shutdown of the non-essential retail sector and warned it is (...)

Fr Peter McVerry photographed with his dog Tiny near his home in Ballymun. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Some suburban areas of Dublin have thrived during the pandemic, with new outdoor facilites creating a tighter sense of community, while other parts(...)

Decathlon’s chief executive in the Republic Bastien Grandgeorge (right) with Kieran O’Shea, store leader in the company’s Ballymun store. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Almost 300,000 people have passed through the doors of French sports retail giant Decathlon’s Dublin store at Ballymun since it opened in June this ye(...)

BWG’s IT director Chris Donnelly at Spar Cherrywood using the new checkout-free technology from MishiPay.

BWG, the company behind Spar in Ireland, has begun trialling new technology that allows shoppers to pick up a product, scan the barcode with their sma(...)

Shops have reopened but these are uncertain, unusual times for consumers and retailers alike. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Looking at video clips of queues outside popular shops like Ikea and Penneys, observers could be forgiven for thinking that the retail sector is thriv(...)

Bastien Grandgeorge, CEO Decathlon Ireland (right) and Kieran O’Shea, store leader in the new Decathlon, in Ballymun. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

French sports retail giant Decathlon is to create 25 new jobs following the hugely successful opening of its first Irish store last weekend, according(...)

Inside the Decathlon store, in Ballymun, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

After the past three months, commercial property owners can only guess what happens next. So the sight of a tenant seeking about 3,000sq m of commerci(...)

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