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Australian home-improvement company Wesfarmers purchased the Homebase chain for £340m in 2016, but the business lost more than £600m over two years. Photograph: Getty Images

Homebase plans to close three of its 11 Irish stores as part of a wider plan to close 42 of its 241 stores in Britain and Ireland. It also plans to (...)

 Homebase has been sold by its Australian owner Wesfarmers to retail restructuring firm Hilco, closing the chapter on a disastrous foray into retail in Ireland and Britain. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Wesfarmers ended its disastrous foray into the home-improvement market in Ireland and Britain, selling its Homebase chain for a pound and announcing a(...)

Physical diaries and notebooks, particularly the upmarket, expensive kind, are more than holding their own against the digital onslaught of Google docs and online calendars

Milling around the shop at London’s Design Museum, my eyes fell on the perfect companion –a hardback paper diary designed by Els & Nel. With a bla(...)

Shoppers  in Dublin City centre on St Stephen’s Day. A weaker sterling has once again made Northern Ireland a cheaper shopping destination. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Readers who are queasy about cliches should look away now. Football is a game of two halves. And so, it appears, was the year 2016 for Irish retailers(...)

In the mood for love at the Cliffs of Moher – Tourism Ireland reported on Wednesday that overseas visitor numbers were up 13 per cent in the first six months of 2016

A recent family trip to west Cork was a salient reminder of why Ireland is such an attractive destination for tourists. Every inch of the place is a s(...)

The liquidator appointed by the High Court on Wednesday is clearing out Xtra-vision’s 83 stores and preparing to hand back the keys to landlords. photograph: dara mac dónaill

Xtra-vision, the movie rental chain that collapsed into insolvency this week with the loss of 580 jobs, has plenty of experience of going bust, having(...)

A closed Xtra-vision store in Artaine Castle, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Weak trading in the run-up to Christmas, when sales collapsed by a quarter compared to December 2014, spurred the decision yesterday by Hilco Capital (...)

Hilco will move HMV to the old Karen Millen outlet. Photo: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

HMV plans to shift its store on Dublin’s Grafton Street from its current location down to the site of the old Karen Millen outlet at number 27. In tur(...)

HMV’s Henry Street store. Music sales at HMV and Xtra-Vision increased by 51 per cent last year, according to new figures

Entertainment retailers HMV and Xtra-Vision, which are both owned by Hilco Capital, posted combined group sales of €95.2 million for 2014, up 15 per c(...)

Seven Irish HMVs have re-opened across the country since Candian firm Hilco took over the company. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Entertainment retailer HMV will reopen on Grafton Street on Saturday April 19th, Irish Record Store Day. Although HMV are excluded from R(...)

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