Galen Weston

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A private man, Arthur Ryan   had his own security guard and liked dropping into stores anonymously with a daily schedule kept secret to all but his closest aides.

The death at 83 of Arthur Ryan, founder of Penneys (operating as Primark outside of Ireland) which this year marks its 50th anniversary, brings to an (...)

Alex Findlater, who will be buried at Mount Jerome Cemetery, Harold’s Cross,  following a funeral in St Brigid’s church, Stillorgan, next Thursday

The former chairman of Findlater Wine Merchants, Alex Findlater, has died following a horse-riding accident in India. Mr Findlater was the last fami(...)

Brown Thomas on Grafton Street in Dublin, which is part of the Selfridges retail group. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irishman Paul Kelly will switch from his role as managing director of the Selfridges retail business in the UK, Europe and Canada to head up a related(...)

 Nicky Kehoe  outside the Four Courts on Monday after he was awarded €3,500 damages. Photograph:  Collins Courts

The radio debate that led to the defamation award to Sinn Féin’s Nicky Kehoe was initiated by Labour Party politician Joe Costello, who was a guest on(...)

RTÉ managing director of news and current affairs Jon Williams and presenter Claire Byrne leave the Four Courts on Friday. Photograph: Collins Courts

RTÉ presenter Claire Byrne told the High Court she thought a former minister of State “had gone doolally” on her radio programme. Ms Byrne said she t(...)

Brown Thomas managing director Stephen Sealey cites closure of BT2 outlets on Henry Street and Grafton Street, and a fall in sterling as  reasons for the drop in revenue and profit.

Upmarket Irish fashion retailer Brown Thomas reported a decline in turnover and profit last year as a result of closing two small stores and the impac(...)

Sullivan’s Brewing Company CEO Alan Quane: “The recession taught me not to take things for granted, and to always have a small stash hidden away for rainy days.”

Are you a saver or a spender? When it comes to my family, I’m a spender, like my father before me. I’m known as The Magician, because I have been k(...)

John Lewis has been eyeing up Ireland for several years, and the deal with Arnotts gives the group a beach-head for any future foray into the local market

John Lewis, the British department store chain, will dip its toe into the Irish retail market later this year in a partnership deal with Arnotts. In(...)

The Victoria’s Secret show in London was the most watched fashion event in the world, attracting 500 million viewers in 192 countries

Victoria’s Secret is out. The US’s most famous women’s lingerie company is in advanced discussions to replace BT2 in one of the most prominent stores (...)

A property writeback of €7.5 million, offset by a €3 million provision for the guarantee of group bank loans and net interest payments of €973,000, resulted in Arnotts Ltd closing the year ended January 2015 with a pre-tax profit of €3.6 million. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Arnotts department store in Dublin, which was acquired by Galen Weston’s Selfridges Group in November, made an operating profit of €159,000 in the ye(...)

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