Denis Guiney

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The Xtra-Vision store on the corner of Baggot Street and Waterloo Road in Dublin: Try to explain to a child of the 21st century what a video library was and watch confusion cloud their faces. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Last week, in an idle moment, Pricewatch took to Twitter and asked about the shops which have closed that people missed the most. The response was en(...)

Niall Mullen, antiques dealer, carries a portrait of former taoiseach Brian Cowen at the Heritage Hotel in Killenard, Co. Laois.  The suite of portraits of all the 13 former taoisigh sold for €37,000.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

One of the busiest weeks ever in Irish salerooms saw a flurry of auctions at locations throughout the country with over 8,000 lots going under the ham(...)

A shopper looks through clothes at the liquidation sale in a premises on Parnell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Mountains of socks and underwear are piled up in big blue bins scattered throughout the shop that is supposedly having the very last Clerys sale. Ha(...)

Legally there might be nothing wrong with the transactions last Friday that have led to Clerys closing  after 162 years in business although these  could yet be tested by creditors. Morally they stink

On September 18th, 2012, Boston-based investment group Gordon Brothers acquired Clerys out of receivership. A property foray in the Celtic Tiger years(...)

Shoppers leave Clerys department store on O’Connell Street, Dublin, yesterday. At about 6pm yesterday, liquidators from KPMG broke the news to staff that the Clerys was closing for good. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Clerys has seen many dramas unfold on its doorstep since it opened for business in 1853 but few as eventful as yesterday’s. At about 1.30pm st(...)

Transparency is at the heart of the Elverys case.

Last Friday, news emerged that sports retailer Elverys was going to be placed into receivership that day before being acquired by the management team (...)