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Grafton Group chief executive Gavin Slark. The group says demand is strongest in the Woodie’s and Chadwicks businesses in Ireland and in Selco in the UK.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Building materials group and DIY retailer Grafton Group said strong recovery in its businesses continued through the final months of last year as hous(...)

A Garda car on Henry Street in Dublin city centre, where retailers have been asked to defer sales until January.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

What happened Next was what the 15 or so men, women and children standing impatiently in a semi-socially distanced queue outside the retailer’s flagsh(...)

Grafton Group, Kerry Group and Kenmare Resources are planning to consult shareholders about proposed changes to how shares are managed in the wake of (...)

Shares in petrol station chain Applegreen surged 44.3% to €5.60. File photograph: The Irish Times

Brexit jitters prompted investors to sell shares on Thursday, hitting Irish-focused equities and travel stocks. DUBLIN Petrol station chain Applegre(...)

DIY and home improvement stores have witnessed a mini-boom  as  consumers spent to decorate their homes instead of splashing out on holidays in 2020. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

DIY chain B&Q has become the first retailer operating in Ireland to confirm it will pay back local authority rates that were waived by the State a(...)

Elderly people in care homes and their carers are top of the list to receive a Covid-19 vaccine after the UK became the first country in the world to approve a jab from Pfizer and BioNTech. Photograph: PA

News that British regulators have approved Pfizer/BioNTech’s jointly developed Covid vaccine erased early losses on European markets on Wednesday. DU(...)

People shop on Grafton St  in Dublin city centre, as shops reopen after six weeks of closure. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland’s reopening following a six-weekend lockdown created a “fresh buzz” around towns and city centres on Tuesday morning with retail groups hailin(...)

Shoppers in the Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The State has started to reopen following the six-week lockdown amid a “fresh buzz” around town and city centres with “manageable” queues forming outs(...)

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Building materials group and DIY retailer Grafton Group has acquired UK-based StairBox in a deal worth £44 million (€49 million). The Woodies DIY own(...)

It is anticipated that that longer opening hours will see “crowd volumes dispersed throughout the day”. Photograph: Getty Images

Cities and towns across the State are reopening ahead of a Christmas shopping season which will see early morning and late night store openings, and a(...)

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