The use of e-scooters is illegal on public roads or in public places in Ireland. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Retailers have described as “nanny-state gone mad” a statement by Minister for Transport Shane Ross saying they are obliged to tell customers buying e(...)

Hot beverage sales have risen 3.4 per cent in value year-on-year. May was an especially good month, with sales up 4.1 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Retail sales were “marginally up” in the second quarter of 2019 thanks to “robust” grocery sales, but the outlook for the sector remains a “significan(...)

Women’s fashion sales were more than 6 per cent behind the market average, as more female shoppers choose online sellers such as Asos.

Sales of women’s clothing in Irish shops declined more than 2 per cent in the first three months of the year as the relentless growth of online shoppi(...)

The Setanta Centre building, on Nassau Street in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ The Irish Times

Planning consultants for the Kilkenny Group claim a planned €100 million office development by the Goodman family at Nassau Street in Dublin would hav(...)

‘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(...)

The Christmas market outside Belfast City Hall. While retailers in the Republic have noted an increase in the number of shoppers crossing the Border of late, many say they are not as concerned as in the past

With sterling at a low, shoppers are heading to the North in the run-up to Christmas to snap up bargains but in nowhere near the numbers seen a decade(...)

Not shopping weather. Photograph: Alan Betson

The latest industry research has laid bare the full extent of the damage wrought by the March “beast from the east” snowstorm on retail sales. Figure(...)

Retail Ireland’s rival body Retail Excellence estimated at the weekend that Irish consumers had spent €300m with UK websites in the first three weeks of December. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Shoppers boosted spending this Christmas but overseas online outlets cut the growth enjoyed by Irish retailers, the industry says. Industry body Reta(...)

A view of  Westport, Co. Mayo. Photograph: The Irish Times

Some towns are beating out-of-town shopping centres thanks to a system of ‘health checks’, a conference will be told today. The annual conference of (...)

  Spending on household goods in December climbed by 4.3 per cent and hotels, restaurants and bars saw the rate of expansion quicken to a three-month high of 5.8 per cent, thanks to a predictable spike in entertainment over the festive period. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A surge in online spending in recent months has masked a significant slowdown in consumer spending, according to report published on Tuesday. The lat(...)

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