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 (...)

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(...)

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