Majority of Irish people uncomfortable in cities shopping until Covid-19 under control. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

A large majority of Irish people say they will feel uncomfortable shopping in towns and cities until Covid-19 is brought more fully under control, acc(...)

Pointy co-founders Mark Cummins and Charles Bibby

Google-owned technology company Pointy is helping to get small and medium retailers in Ireland selling online, offering free Pointy devices to busines(...)

Former chief justice Susan Denham: must work out unprecedented questions about proper judicial conduct and what judges can be expected to conform with from their appointment. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Navigating without a map: this is the task facing former chief justice Susan Denham as she considers the attendance of Supreme Court judge Séamus Woul(...)

Shoppers outside  Penneys on its reopening following closure due to Covid-19: 95 per cent of Irish consumers shop online at least some of the time.

Three-quarters of Irish consumers say Covid-19 restrictions in physical stores have negatively impacted their decision to shop in them, according to r(...)


The Taoiseach is enjoying some rare time off over Christmas and this year promises to be a particularly special one for Leo Varadkar and his family. (...)

Seahorse is a sharp and funny play about the anxiety of being a woman in modern Ireland.

Women’s day is leaking. The international day, which has been around for more than 100 years, these days sees events and campaigns starting days befor(...)

MKC Communications managing director Tim Kinsella, Lorraine Higgins and MKC Communications director, Laurie Mannix. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Lorraine Higgins, the former chief executive of trade group Retail Excellence and previously a Labour Party senator, has joined the Dublin corporate c(...)

Retail scheme: Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys at a conference in February. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A €625,000 pilot scheme to help Irish retailers export more goods through their online shops has been launched by the Government and will be run by En(...)

Restaurants Association of Ireland chief executive Adrian Cummins said the visit was a missed opportunity to highlight what Dublin city centre had to offer. Photograph: Eric Luke/THE IRISH TIMES

Dublin retailers and restaurateurs saw custom drop by up to 50 per cent as a result of “poor communication” around traffic restrictions for the visit (...)

Lorraine Higgins, REI’s chief executive, suggested the fall in coffee sales is “wholly attributable to the heatwave”.

The start of the summer heatwave blew the froth off sales of hot coffee, sending the segment into its first monthly decline for five years, according (...)

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