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If working from home sticks as a way of life – even for some of the week – as more pandemic restrictions lift, the big winners will be Ireland’s su(...)

A ‘significant’ number of shots are yet to reopen fully, despite the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, according to Retail Ireland director Arnold Dillon. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

More than 150,000 people remain on special pandemic unemployment payments, over a third of them workers from the hospitality and retail/wholesale trad(...)

‘There were queues at 8am outside shops including Zara, Marks & Spencer and TK Maxx,’ said Dundrum Town Centre director. File photograph: iStock

Retailers reported brisk footfall levels as the sector fully reopened on Monday, with Dundrum Town Centre saying that the number of shoppers breached (...)

Minimum pricing for alcohol will be brought in from January 2022 under proposals signed off on by Cabinet on Tuesday. File Photograph: PA.

Minimum pricing for alcohol will be brought in from January 2022 under plans signed off on by Cabinet on Tuesday. The Government decided to press ahe(...)

Grafton Street, Dublin: Revolut’s 1.2 million customers here, on average, spent 6 per cent more last December than in the same month in 2019. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Shoppers spent significantly more in the four weeks up to Christmas than they did the previous year, according to data, which shows that footfall numb(...)

Many in the retail sector had expected to face another closure after Christmas but not this soon, according to Retail Excellence deputy chairwoman Jean McCabe. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Representatives of the retail sector expressed “bewilderment” that non-essential stores are once again being forced to shut their doors despite an abs(...)

Shoppers in Henry Street on the hunt for a bargain in the new year sales. File photograph: Getty

The announcement by Taoiseach Micheál Martin that non-essential retail will be allowed to stay open after Christmas but winter sales will have to be s(...)

Shoppers on Grafton Street in Dublin on Friday, on the first evening of the reopening of gastropubs and restaurants. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Retailers have described the days since Tuesday’s reopening in glowing terms, and expressed optimism that they are in line for a happy Christmas despi(...)

People shop on Grafton St  in Dublin city centre, as shops reopen after six weeks of closure. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland’s reopening following a six-weekend lockdown created a “fresh buzz” around towns and city centres on Tuesday morning with retail groups hailin(...)

Dublin’s Grafton Street pictured in November as its Christmas lights were switched on, but non-essential shops remained closed. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

My abiding memory of Lockdown 2.0 will be racing down to delivery vans parked by the gates of my Dublin apartment complex as the joy of receiving a “n(...)

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