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Schools won’t start back for more than a month but the lead-in time is long

It can’t be back to school time already, can it? No, not really. Schools won’t start back for more than a month, but as with most everything nowadays (...)

The funeral procession of founder Arthur Ryan passes the original Penneys store on Mary Street as staff form a guard of honour. Photograph: John Mc ElroyPhotograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Penneys-Primark founder and chairman Arthur Ryan was “fun, fantastic and loyal” his wife Alma told mourners at his funeral on Saturday. Mr Ryan, who (...)

‘This summer I could compare my social life to a game of poorly-played Jenga, where I keep pulling out the sticks of stability in the hope of victory, until the whole thing eventually falls in on itself.’ Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Summertime tends to light a feverish impulse in me to over-extend my social life to the point of implosion. Festivals, concerts, surfing trips, family(...)

Brianna Parkins is not a fan of being serenaded by men with acoustic guitars.

When I tell a friend back home in Australia I am writing about dating apps, specifically Tinder, she ignores an easily Google-able time difference to (...)

Arthur Ryan, second from left,  and Alma Carroll at the opening of Primark’s store in Boston in 2015, alongside Mayor Martin Walsh and  Primark chief executive Paul Marchant. Photograph: Josh Reynolds

Leading business figures yesterday paid tribute to Arthur Ryan, who led Penneys-Primark from just one store on Dublin’s Mary Street to a global fashio(...)

A private man, Arthur Ryan   had his own security guard and liked dropping into stores anonymously with a daily schedule kept secret to all but his closest aides.

The death at 83 of Arthur Ryan, founder of Penneys (operating as Primark outside of Ireland) which this year marks its 50th anniversary, brings to an (...)

Arthur Ryan, centre, talks with Primark chief executive  Paul Marchant in  2014. ‘I was fortunate enough to work closely with him and experience first-hand his sharp mind and innovative thinking,’ Mr Marchant said. Photograph: Javier Barbancho/Reuters

Arthur Ryan, founder and chairman of Irish retail phenomenon Penneys/Primark, has died at the age of 83 following a short illness. Mr Ryan ran the fi(...)

AB Foods shares were little changed in London on Thursday. Photograph: iStock

Budget fashion retailer Primark, which trades in Ireland as Penneys, said sales bounced back after a soggy May kept shoppers out of stores. The comp(...)

Tanya Sweeney with her baby Isola Cregan: The public health nurse made a suggestion I only wish I’d heard weeks previously. ‘Why don’t you just have a Meet The Baby afternoon instead?’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

People tried to warn us. “Try and hold the visitors off for a few weeks until you catch your breath,” was the general consensus. “Just tell people the(...)

The Primark store at Alexanderplatz  in Berlin, Germany.  Photograph:  Athanasios Gioumpasis/Getty Images

Germany is marking the 50th birthday of fast-fashion giant Primark on Thursday with store pickets and a new report flagging what its authors call low-(...)

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