The group now operates only in Ireland and Spain, effectively abandoning the British market after 32 years.

Revenues in the Dunnes Stores unit that comprises its 15 stores in the North fell by more than 5 per cent to about £107 million (€119.3 million) last (...)

Through a range of acquisitions and strategic partnerships with upscale Irish food brands, Dunnes has pursued the higher end of the market

It is deep into the afternoon on a weekday and four young women have met up for a late lunch. They are all aged in their early- to mid-30s, well-dress(...)

Base operates six high-end pizzerias, mostly around its stronghold of south Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Dunnes Stores, which is executing a strategic shift to make its stores more upscale and “foodie”, wants a slice of the action in the pizza business. I(...)

Donnybrook Fair  owner  Joe Doyle with Musgrave chief executive Chris Martin at the company’s Donnybrook store.

The deal for upscale Dublin supermarket chain Donnybrook Fair was done just after dawn on Friday in the offices of a Dublin law firm. But Joe Doyle, (...)

A takeover of Donnybrook Fair by Dunnes would have been seen within the industry as a natural progression for Ireland’s largest indigenous retailer

Talks between Dunnes Stores and the high-end supermarket chain Donnybrook Fair over a possible takeover deal have ended without agreement, according t(...)

Diarmuid Gavin at his own garden in Kilmacanogue, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Where else would you expect garden designer Diarmuid Gavin to live but in a plantation-style home. No pun intended: the TV presenter and Chelsea Flowe(...)

Garden designer Diarmuid Gavin: will produce a series of plant collections and garden accessories for Dunnes.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dunnes Stores is preparing to launch a new range of garden products in partnership with celebrity gardener Diarmuid Gavin. It is understood that Mr G(...)

Pat Whelan, who runs James Whelan Butchers at the shop in Dunnes Stores, Swan Centre, Rathmines, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In 2015, the future appeared mapped out for Pat Whelan, who owned the Clonmel-based craft butchers chain that bears his father’s name, James Whelan. (...)