When I started working in kitchens I had visions of making intricate masterpieces at home, whipping up feasts on a casual basis, as you do. In reality(...)

Major disruption is happening globally in nearly every industry due to factors like digital transformation and environmental sustainability. Photograph: iStock

The economic benefits of foreign direct investment are well-documented: hundreds of thousands of direct and indirect jobs, billions of euro in corpora(...)

Riskier assets were in favour on Wall Street in early afternoon trading. Photograph: Bloomberg

Stock markets rose globally on Wednesday as investors cheered the outcome of the US midterm elections, which, in delivering a gridlocked Congress, eas(...)

Marks & Spencer launched its latest turnaround plan last November. Photograph: Reuters

Marks & Spencer (M&S) flagged difficulties at its Irish business in the first half of the year as it said sales across the retail group had de(...)

The Marks & Spencer’s store on Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The annual orgy of Christmas advertising is about to explode onto our TV screens – and it promises to be every bit as lavish as last year despite the (...)

Marks and Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar (€40 when you spend €40 on clothing, home and beauty in store from today)

It is now November, and no one can deny it, which means we are allowed to talk about beauty Advent calendars, not least because they sell out long bef(...)

Next forecast full-price sales growth of 3 per cent and pretax profit of £727 million (€816.1 million) for the full-year 2018-19. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

British clothing retailer Next on Wednesday maintained its profit guidance for the full year after it navigated the difficult autumn trading environme(...)

 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(...)

Niall and Heather Lawlor with their daughters, Nora, Shea and Molly.

Sostrene Grene, the Danish lifestyle store specialising in contemporary affordable Nordic homeware, opened its sixth shop in Ireland in August. Establ(...)

A Superdry shop in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Left the house with the wrong coat again? Spare a thought for clothing retailers. It hasn’t been the right temperature for them all year. Superdry is(...)

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