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 Grafton Street in Dublin.  Our shopping areas are still somewhat less homogenised than in Britain, where almost every street seems to have the same chains and brands

By rights Irish retailers should be celebrating like it’s 2006. The economy is basically one big house party. Yet, retailers – transfixed by the comp(...)

House of Fraser employs about 5,000 staff. Photograph: PA Wire

House of Fraser is fighting for its survival after the Hong Kong-listed company that also owns toy shop Hamleys abandoned plans to rescue one of the U(...)

Hammerson is a part-owner of Dundrum town centre. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

French shopping centre operator Klepierre has abandoned a £5 billion (€5.78 billion) bid for Hammerson, accusing the British property company of faili(...)

Closing down signs are seen outside the Toys R Us store in Coventry, England. Photograph: Reuters

The UK arm of Toys R Us is to close all of its 100 UK stores after administrators for the stricken business failed to find a buyer. The retailer oper(...)

British electricals retailer Maplin joined Toys’R’Us UK in falling into administration this week. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

As if traditional retailers didn’t have enough problems contending with “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday”, the inclement weather has given rise to a c(...)

A Maplin outlet on London’s Oxford Street. Photograph: iStock

British electrical retailer Maplin entered administration on Wednesday after failing to find a buyer for the business, its chief executive said in a s(...)

Portable Toolbox BBQ The old school toolbox design suddenly seems like a savvy fit when you see this Portable BBQ from Suck UK. The metal drawers ste(...)

Travel Gear by Tom Kelly
  • Travel
  • March 21, 2015, 03:00

MyFC JAQ (above) As an alternative to solar-powered recharging, MyFC has harnessed some smart chemistry to design this new off-grid fuel cell for(...)

The National Asset Management Agency has confirmed the scale and identity of its first shopping cen(...)