Specsavers

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Specsavers, which operates close to 60 stores in the Republic, employed 128 people locally last year

Revenues and profits rose at Specsavers Ireland last year as the eyecare specialist invested significantly in new technology that can be used for the (...)

Timothy McGrath  will represent Ireland at the International Science and Engineering Fair in California next May. Photograph: Keith Arkins

A student who developed a biofilter to combat “dead zones” in oceans and freshwater, has been named overall winner of SciFest 2019. Timothy McGrath, (...)

Adam Kelly with his SciFest 2018 award. The Skerries student was named  BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year last January. File photograph: Keith Arkins

A 17-year-old student from Co Dublin will have an asteroid named in his honour after winning an international science and engineering award. Adam Kel(...)

“Of all the regional centres, Cork has witnessed the largest change in prime yields over the past 12 months,”
Boomtime for Cork property

Investment transactions in Cork are rising sharply – from about €56.5 million in 2016 to €187 million last year. According to CBRE, of the €930 millio(...)

“The shop assistant showed me a device she said showed the efficacy of polarising layers over nonpolarising ones”

Has Specsavers been blinding its customers with bad science and a test that cannot be replicated in the real world in order to sell high-priced lenses(...)

Specsavers has more than 1,700 stores across the UK and Ireland. Photograph: iStock

Profit at the Irish distribution and support arm of Specsavers increased by 87 per cent amid declining turnover as some stores sourced their support s(...)

City Square in Waterford is getting a €2.5m makeover.

New York-based Marathon Asset Management has begun construction work on the upgrading and extension of the City Square Shopping Centre in Waterford, w(...)

A man works at an electronics store as the Olympic games is shown on tv screens in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

In numbers: Keep working 4 Number of workers for every person aged 65 or more in the European Union in 2015. Eurostat estimates suggest that by 2(...)

What Dún Laoghaire shopping centre will look like when the project is complete in the second quarter of 2017

Planning permission has been granted for a €10 million redevelopment of the Dún Laoghaire Shopping Centre that should be completed by the second quart(...)

Golden Island shopping centre in Athlone, Co Westmeath. Tesco and Penneys are main anchors, and other tenants include Boots, Argos, Lifestyle Sports,  Holland & Barrett, Specsavers and Dealz, plus a six-screen IMC cinema.

Swiss bank Credit Suisse has purchased the Golden Island shopping centre in Athlone for €43.5 million. The investment will be held by one of a numbe(...)

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