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 (...)

Facebook has been criticised for the way content moderators based in Dublin approached offensive and violent material.  Photograph: Reuters

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has expressed concern about serious shortcoming in Facebook’s approach to violent and abusive material on i(...)

While the local corner store now stocks items from around the globe, there is also an emphasis on keeping it local and providing fresh produce that has been grown locally.
At your convenience

Fewer and more are the two words that tell the story of developments within the Irish convenience-store sector in recent decades: the number of indepe(...)

Sean Kelly, who owns Kelly’s Butchers in Newport, Co Mayo, said there was a ‘very big bounce’ for barbecue products.

Barbecues, ice cream, and ciders have been snapped up by sun-kissed Irish consumers during the recent spell of hot weather, with many retailers across(...)

The largest retail organisation in the Republic has called on the Government to protect businesses from an influx of “cheap, non-European imports” due(...)

Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance and  the  Department of Finance Chief Economist, John McCarthy at the announcement of the Summer Economic Statement. Photograph: Tom Honan.

Mixed reaction came from business and economic commentators as Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, revealed his Summer Economic Statement. The Go(...)

 Visa has apologised after a system failure prevented card payments across the UK and Europe on Friday. It said the issue was now resolved. Photograph: PA

Visa has apologised after a system failure prevented card payments across Ireland and the rest of Europe on Friday evening, adding that the issues hav(...)

Dreams:  already has six shops in  Northern Ireland

Dreams, a private equity-backed UK furniture retailer, is weighing a possible expansion in the Republic of Ireland over the next 12 months. Mike Log(...)

Less than 30%  of Irish retailers have an e-commerce capability on their websites, and 22%  have no online presence at all. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s town centres will struggle to survive if businesses do not get the support of the State in their fight against online giants, a leading reta(...)

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