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Airline shares were in the spotlight after the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft was grounded in many countries. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

European shares ended flat on Tuesday after a choppy session during which hopes that British prime minister Theresa May would win support for her plan(...)

Mothercare’s UK business has been unprofitable for more than a decade. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

British baby products retailer Mothercare said on Tuesday it plans to sell its educational toy brand ELC to Teal Brands for £13.5 million (€15.75 mill(...)

Mothercare’s Irish profits fell by 72 per cent to €135,961 in the 12 months to the end of March 25th last. Photograph: iStock

The effects of Storm Emma had “a sizeable impact” on the performance of Mothercare’s Irish arm last year. New accounts filed by Mothercare Ireland Lt(...)

The Spice Girls will personally fund an independent investigation into the working conditions of this factory. Photograph: Comic Relief website

British pop band the Spice Girls said they will fund an investigation into a Bangladesh factory over its treatment of women who make T-shirts for a ch(...)

The filling in Greggs’ new vegan sausage roll is made out of the company’s own bespoke Quorn filling. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Britain’s hard-pressed retailers are queuing up to deliver news of how they fared over the festive season, culminating in “Super Thursday” tomorrow, b(...)

Shares in Mothercare  fell as much as 9.4 per cent on Thursday. Photograph:  Reuters

Struggling British baby products retailer Mothercare said it would trade from fewer than 80 UK stores by April next year as it shrinks its portfolio a(...)

Gourmet Burger Kitchen operates five outlets in Dublin

Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) filed for a form of bankruptcy protection on Wednesday after running up millions of pounds of losses, the latest retail (...)

''And you have the house babyproofed,' the nurse said. Have I what?' Photograph: iStock

The only babyproofing that existed when I was born was abstinence or contraception and even the latter didn’t really exist in Ireland unless you were (...)

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(...)

ServiceDock founders Oisín Ryan and Leonardo Correa say their involvement with another start-up, Localmint, was critical to the venture’s success.

Even with the best idea in the world, a promising start-up can be knocked off course by an unforeseen development. Oisín Ryan and Leonardo Correa are(...)

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