Irish banks are preparing to impose negative interest rates on personal banking customers

Irish banks are preparing to impose negative interest rates on personal banking customers, according to the Sunday Times. Customers with large account(...)

Shoppers on Henry Street, Dublin,  before Level 5 restrictions  come into place at midnight on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Love it, hate it, or be genuinely nonplussed by it, Black Friday has become an annual fixture in the Irish retail sector. The sales event – an impor(...)

Retailers argue that losing at this time will seriously curtail the Christmas shopping season.

A forced closure of non-essential retail at this time of year would do “permanent and serious damage” to the Irish non-food retail sector costing an a(...)

Retailers  fear a shutdown in advance of the critical Christmas shopping season. Photograph: Sam Boal /

Retailers have written to Government urging them to class all retail as essential as stores fear a shutdown in advance of the critical Christmas shopp(...)

Retail Excellence said that a ‘degree of vulnerability’ continues to exist in the sector.

Retailers have called for a reduction in VAT and the introduction of emergency legislation to tackle rising insurance costs as part of a series of app(...)

Cork retailers celebrate their win at the Retail Excellence Awards.

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr John Sheehan has paid tribute to the city’s traders for their work in developing a customers charter which has helped the(...)

Independent farmers and supporters outside the Dawn Meats plant at Grannagh on the Waterford/ Kilkenny border as protests  continued last week  outside a number of meat processing plants. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There will be shortages of beef on supermarket shelves in the coming days if a major dispute with farmers is not resolved, the Irish Cattle and Sheep (...)

‘The function of Met Éireann is to provide advice on weather conditions and forecasts. What people do with that information is up to them.’ File Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Ireland’s largest retail representative body has criticised Met Éireann for issuing an “alarmist” nationwide weather warning that it claims negatively(...)

Restaurants Association of Ireland chief executive Adrian Cummins said the visit was a missed opportunity to highlight what Dublin city centre had to offer. Photograph: Eric Luke/THE IRISH TIMES

Dublin retailers and restaurateurs saw custom drop by up to 50 per cent as a result of “poor communication” around traffic restrictions for the visit (...)

The largest retail organisation in the Republic has called on the Government to protect businesses from an influx of “cheap, non-European imports” due(...)

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