Galen Weston

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Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre in Dublin in May. Non-essential retail was shuttered for much of the first half of the year. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

There is no sugarcoating it. Between Covid, Brexit, supply chain issues and spiralling energy prices it was a tough year for the Irish consumer, as ou(...)

Along with Arnotts, Brown Thomas is being sold to a Thai/Austrian consortium. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Brown Thomas and Arnotts have been sold as part of a £4 billion (€4.7 billion) deal to a Thai/Austrian consortium. The two department stores form part(...)

Brown Thomas on Grafton Street. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The future of Brown Thomas and Arnotts may soon lie in the hands of Vittorio Radice, a legendary retailing alchemist with an eye for the dramatic. As (...)

The Weston family have owned Brown Thomas since the 1980s and acquired Arnotts in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Thai conglomerate Central Group is in advanced talks to buy retailers Brown Thomas and Arnotts from Canada’s billionaire Weston family, according to t(...)

Arnotts: If it is sold, it would be its third change of control in a little over a decade.

Speculation in the UK that retail group Selfridges has been put up for sale for more than £4 billion has raised the prospect that Dublin’s two largest(...)

Concierge Shane Murphy welcomes a customer at Brown Thomas on Grafton Street. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Premier department stores Brown Thomas and Arnotts could be sold following a surprise €4.7 billlion bid for their parent, Selfridges Group. A potenti(...)

Galen Weston pictured outside Brown Thomas on Grafton Street in Dublin in 2008. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Tributes have been paid to Canadian entrepreneur Galen Weston, who died at home this week after a long illness at the age of 80. His extensive busine(...)

Galen Weston in Brown Thomas after the luxury retailer crossed Grafton Street in 1995. The Canadian, who was married to Dublin-born Hilary Weston née Frayne, has died aged 80. Photograph: Jack McManus / The Irish Times

Galen Weston, the entrepreneur who built an Atlantic-spanning business network that included a long association with Brown Thomas, has died aged 80. (...)

Brown Thomas on Dublin’s Grafton Street. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

An increasing number of retailers have suspended their online stores, while others are warning of delays and limited options. Brown Thomas and Arnott(...)

The rich list includes the family of beef magnate Larry Goodman, telecoms businessman Denis O’Brien and the Dunne and Heffernan families behind Dunnes Stores.

Ireland has the fifth-largest number of billionaires per capita in the world, Oxfam said in a report ahead of the World Economic Forum conference in t(...)

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