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Brothers Mick and Ciaran Crean of MicksGarage.com were down on the warehouse floor packing orders during the lockdown. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Meet the miller who worked all night, the car-parts sellers who started flogging frisbees, the gin makers who switched to hand sanitiser,(...)

The head of Hyundai Ireland Stephen  Gleeson is critical of the Government’s decision to prevent dealers from opening their showrooms for new sales until June 8th

The head of Hyundai Ireland has called on the Government to temporarily cut the cost of vehicle registration tax (VRT) on motor vehicles to help boost(...)

Micksgarage founders Mick and Ciaran Crean. “We are trialling a fitting network. Some of our customers fit their own accessories, but others are DIFM [do it for me] customers.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Micksgarage, the online retailer of car parts and accessories backed by a number of corporate heavy hitters, is planning to launch “an Airbnb for gara(...)

 Mick and Ciaran Crean: “While you may want to kick the s**t out of your brother on a daily basis sometimes, there is serious trust there,” says Mick. “You don’t get that in the same way from someone you employ.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Management books, the kind written by brain-deadening chicken soup for corporate soul types, say that, in business, timing is everything. Nonsense. An(...)

Ray Nolan, founder of Xsellco. The company handled more than €250 million in sales for customers including MicksGarage.com, Littlewoods, Suzuki, Superdry and Lloyds Pharmacy last month. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ecommerce company Xsellco is to add 40 jobs at its Dublin office, doubling the company’s staff numbers. The new roles will be across the business, (...)

Businesses such as the Bud Garden Centre in Clare tested the waters as a pop-up before diving in

The pop-up shop is a retail concept that allows enterprising individuals to try their idea out to see how it might go down with the public before comm(...)

The firm is one of the largest online vendors of car parts in Ireland and Britain.

A car parts and accessories online retailer has claimed documents about it which were recently lodged with the Companies Registration Office by an unk(...)

The headquarters in Park West Industrial Park in Dublin of online retailer micksgarage.com which has customers in 70 countries.

In a nondescript west Dublin industrial estate is a building that is HQ for a MicksGarage.com, an €11 million turnover business that ships 18,000 ord(...)

MicksGarage.com cofounder Michael Crean in Barcelona.

Online retailer MicksGarage.com has scooped a top award at the European Ecommerce Awards. The company, which sells car parts and accessories online, (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Ciaran and Michael Crean at the opening of MicksGarage.com headquarters in Park West, Dublin.  Their business began life in a bedroom in 2004. Now it’s an €11 million turnover company employing 48 people. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Ireland may have missed out at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest but the Crean brothers from Mayo have high hopes of coming home winners from this y(...)

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