Shoppers  in Dublin City centre on St Stephen’s Day. A weaker sterling has once again made Northern Ireland a cheaper shopping destination. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Readers who are queasy about cliches should look away now. Football is a game of two halves. And so, it appears, was the year 2016 for Irish retailers(...)

Many of the traditional post-Christmas sales this year are actually starting pre-Christmas. File photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA

With Christmas coming earlier every year and Irish retailers apparently in perpetual sales mode, it is perhaps unsurprising that many of the tradition(...)

Upmarket department store Brown Thomas has a host of discounts on offer, including money off women’s clothes, shoes and bags and children’s clothes.

There may still be four full shopping days left to Christmas, but it seems that anxious retailers aren’t taking any risks this year. Yes the January (...)

Retailers have seen a measured increase in Black Friday  shopping at discounted prices. Photograph: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty

Logistics companies are reporting increases of anywhere from 30 per cent to 80 per cent in packages arriving into the Republic from the United Kingdom(...)

To profit  from Black Friday, consumers should eschew cheap-as-chips deals and focus on big-ticket items. Photograph:  Rob Stothard/Getty Images

Black Friday did not exist in Ireland less than five years ago but it has now been embraced with so much gusto by so many shoppers and retailers that (...)

Grafton Street: Brown Thomas managing director Stephen Sealy said  “bad weather did not seem to put too many people off”. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The winter sales have started strongly and shoppers have been flooding stores across the State in search of bargains, according to retailers and thei(...)