Led by chief executive Alan Walsh, IPL Plastics has factories in the Republic, Canada, the US, the UK, Europe and China.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Madison Dearborn looks poised to buy IPL Plastics after the Irish-Canadian manufacturer’s shareholders backed a €356 million sale to the US investor. (...)

IPL chief executive Alan Walsh  Photograph: Dave Meehan

IPL Plastics is a step closer to a €356 million sale to US investor Madison Dearborn after likely bidders decided against offering a higher price for (...)

IPL chief executive Alan Walsh. The company’s Irish backers maintain that since the plastic maker floated on the Toronto market in 2018, raising €120 million, it has largely ignored their interests: Photograph: Dave Meehan

Irish shareholders will press on with complaints to regulators against plastics maker IPL but have welcomed news that Madison Dearborn is offering to (...)

Solicitor and shareholder Noel Smyth says he will report  IPL Plastics, led by Aidan Walsh (above), to stock market regulators over the conduct of its agm. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Solicitor Noel Smyth says he will report wheelie bin and packaging maker IPL Plastics to stock market regulators on Wednesday, saying he was denied an(...)

The SportsDirect premises on North Earl Street, Dublin 1, which was previously Boyers department store

UK-listed retailer Sports Direct is understood to have quietly sold its flagship premises on Dublin’s North Earl Street for about €20 million.The off-(...)

Back to school at Arnotts. The department store may have an international retailer as a neighbour soon.

Arnotts is poised for a dramatic change as early as 2018 on foot of a deal struck by solicitor and developer Noel Smyth with the department store’s ow(...)

Boyers: UK chain Sports Direct to move into Boyers building on North Earl Street. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sports Direct, Mike Ashley’s UK-listed retailer that controls Heatons shop chain, has acquired the former Boyers department store in North Earl Street(...)

Break time: A shopper off her feet in the furniture department. Photograph: The Irish Times

1843 – The store that is now Arnotts opens for business at 14 Henry Street having been set up by George Cannock and Andrew White. 1845 – Bankers Andre(...)

 A passerby reads a notice on the door of Boyers & Co on North Earl Street, Dublin, after it was announced the store would close in January. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin faces the loss of another high-profile department store in January when Boyers on North Earl Street will close its doors . The news follows thi(...)

Closure leaves questions about 48 direct jobs and a further 30 to 35 positions with various concessions

Noel Smyth’s Fitzwilliam Finance Partners blamed the fact that it could not find a retailer willing to take on Dublin department store, Boyers, for it(...)

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