Smile as you dial: Nev Wilshire, the hands-on-manager, with Kayleigh, one of the staff, in the fly-on-the-wall series The Call Centre. Photograph: BBC

Does your work make you happy? Are your colleagues content? Does it matter a whit? Employment experts from around Europe who converged in Dublin this (...)

Several years ago Tesco looked at the shelves of fresh prawns in M&S and decided it would have a bit of that action. In the early days, it struggled to match its more upmarket rival, but in recent times the chain has upped its game, and while its crustaceans may not be as nice, they are close and a whole lot cheaper. These plain king prawns have a nice meaty texture, a pleasing saltiness, and are of a good size, too. We’d highly recommend them.  Verdict: Prawn starStar rating: *****

The king of the kings

DUBLIN The Iseq index was virtually unchanged from the previous day’s trading. Bank of Ireland jumped 5.4 per cent to €0.19 cent. Glanbia(...)

 Full-year profits at Marks & Spencer fell to £665 million, their lowest level in four years. Photo: PA Wire

British retailer Marks & Spencer posted its lowest annual profit since 2009 this morning as a struggling clothing and homewares division dr(...)

Marks and Spencer is in the spotlight for its tax practices. (Photograph Dara Mac Dónaill/THE IRISH TIMES)

Retailer Marks & Spencer has become the latest in a line of UK based companies to have the spot-light shone on its tax-practices. Acc(...)

Above, left to right: Above, bandeau bikini top (€7), joggers (€17), bag (€9), sandals (€13), rings (€5), bracelets (€5), all at Penneys;  blazer (€69), tapered trousers (€41), check blouse (€33), sandals (€43), all at Next; geo-print wide-legged trousers (£40), at Asos.com

For a long time (sartorially speaking, “a long time” can mean four fashion seasons, which is the equivalent of six months in real time), women’(...)

Marks & Spencer. Its sales have been falling for the past two years and chief executive Marc Bolland is pinning his hopes for a revival on these new clothing ranges, the first full collection his new fashion team has put together.

City analysts aren’t generally known for their fashion flair but last night they were given first sight of key pieces in the crucial autumn-win(...)

Parkway centre: work on the 15-acre site may resume if its owners can secure tenants for its anchor units. photograph: don moloney/press 22

The prospects of finally completing a partially built €50 million shopping centre in Limerick city have been greatly enhanced as discussions co(...)

Above left to right:  belted dress (€250), by Fee G at Harvey Nichols;  floral dress (€45), by Gallery at Dunnes; jacket (€90), blouse (€33), sunglasses (€13), skirt (€25), and shoes (€67), at River Island; Red Herring stripe blazer (€70), pussy bow blouse (€47), cigarette pant (€39), shoes (€70), at Debenhams

Give it too much thought, and it’s quite mind-boggling just how much we expect our clothes to do for us. We seem to forget that these in(...)

There was a time when children were expected to grow into their clothes – whether they were hand-me-downs or bought in a larger size in order t(...)

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