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Philip Green, whose debt-stricken clothing empire Arcadia Group has been awarded a “lifeline”. Photograph: Benjamin Norman/New York Times

Topshop boss Philip Green once had to apologise to the Irish. The brash retail magnate had suggested to the Guardian that the Irish were illiterate. “(...)

It can be difficult to feel enthusiastic about new year’s resolutions. They are commitments to ourselves we usually end up breaking, to our own disgus(...)

The Shaws chain, which was founded in 1864, employs about 1,000 people.

The two firms behind the department store chain, Shaws, continued to see mixed trading conditions last year, according to newly filed company accounts(...)

At the launch of the new gift card are (from left)  John Wall,  FromMe2You managing director; Oonagh Hagan,   Meaghers Pharmacy Group managing director and chair of Retail Excellence Ireland; David Fitzsimons, chief executive of  REI,  and Gillian McGowran of  Topaz. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

Retail Excellence Ireland has launched a new multi-store gift card in time for the Christmas market, with just under €2 million in backing from a n(...)

The Shaws chain has 16 stores, mostly in regional locations. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Two of the main companies in the business empire of the family behind Shaws department stores had combined sales of close to €40 million in the year t(...)

Regatta, the  outdoor clothing brand popular with  Irish hillwalkers, grew strongly throughout the recession, with annual sales growth of up to 20 per cent between 2009 and 2013.

Regatta Outdoor, the outdoor clothing brand beloved of Irish hillwalkers, plans to double its Irish workforce to more than 100 in coming months.The ch(...)

Shaws employs 107 people and had employment costs of about €4 million, the accounts show. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The two main companies behind the family-owned Shaws department stores had mixed fortunes in the year to the end of January 2013, with losses at one c(...)