Paschal Donohoe’s budget speech from last year on multiple TV screens in Harvey Norman in Airside Retail Park, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Although a dark cloud hangs over much of the consumer economy, there are still a few micro-climatic bright spots about the place. One such positive pe(...)

A consumer is seen at the Harvey Norman outlet at the Airside Retail Park in Co Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Harvey Norman, the Australian furniture and electronics chain with 15 stores in Ireland, is expanding further into the west of Ireland with new stores(...)