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H&M’s inventory levels are up 30 per cent year-on-year and profit will be hurt should the retailer have to offer deeper discounts. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Hennes and Mauritz (H&M) said price cuts to clear inventory over the next three months may exceed last year’s, sending the shares tumbling to a fo(...)

Inditex, the world’s biggest clothing retailer and owner of Zara, has consistently outperformed H&M in the past few years as a result of online growth and its push into new markets. Photograph: Miguel Vidal/Reuters

Fashion retailer H&M’s sales fell unexpectedly in February while Inditex, which owns Zara, pulled further ahead of its Swedish rival, helped by it(...)

What do a showcase chandelier, a built-in cappuccino machine and a free-standing soaker tub (with padded head rests, obviously) have in common? They a(...)

Mary Garrioch and Philip Tyler, two of the presenters of RTÉ children’s programme ‘Bosco’, in 1982. Photograph: © RTÉ Stills Library

Eatyard Food market beside the Bernard Shaw pub on Dublin’s South Richmond Street. Open Thursday-Sunday with all kinds of deliciousness Sudden Cl(...)

 Margaret and Thomas Kavanagh from Kilmainham, Dublin,  at the grave of their daughter Janice who was killed by a drink-driver who ran a red light at a pedestrian crossing.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Shortly after 6pm on Thursday, December 5th, 1991, 10-year-old Janice Kavanagh and a few pals set off from their estate, Ceannt Fort, near Kilmainham(...)

Abercrombie and other apparel retailers have struggled with increasing competition from fast-fashion retailers such as H&M and Zara

Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch posted a bigger-than-expected drop in quarterly sales as fewer customers visited its namesake stores. S(...)

Rising consumer spending is fuelling a wave of redevelopment along Grafton Street and surrounding areas. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Zone A retail rents on Grafton Street have risen 25 per cent over the past year as occupiers have driven the vacancy rate on Ireland’s premier shoppin(...)

Knight Frank is currently marketing the remodelled fourth floor at the Harcourt Centre

Spanish fashion giant Inditex, which handles brands such as Zara, Bershka and Massimo Dutti, has opened an Irish office at the Harcourt Centre in Dubl(...)

The unusually warm weather in August and September this year hit demand for fashion in many of H&M’s key markets, including Germany, its biggest. Photograph: iStock

Budget fashion retailer H&M was upbeat about prospects for profitability next year but a fall in third-quarter earnings and weak September sales s(...)

Some 8.2m people in Spain have bought something in Primark, more than even the Spanish home grown Zara, but you can detect a low level of anger. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

On the surface relations between the Irish and the Spanish have never been better. Last year over a million people from Ireland visited Spain, more th(...)

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