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Woodford farmer Patrick McGann on one of the hut circles found on his land, which archaeologist Dr Christy Cunniffe believes  marks temporary camps of the Ultachs – Catholic refugees who fled persecution in Ulster in the 1790s

Traces of a “refugee camp” dating back some 220 years have been identified by an archaeologist on the slopes of south-east Galway’s Slieve Aughty moun(...)

Mandate has concluded a 4% pay deal for its staff at Penneys. The pay increase will be paid in two phases over 22 months

Large retailers have agreed a raft of pay deals with unions in the sector as the domestic economy continues to improve and retail sales grow. The tra(...)

Businesses are in the unenviable position of trying to work on contingency planning at a time when the UK is still stumbling its way into negotiations with Brussels. Photograph: Alan Betson

“We’re back to Donald Rumsfeld’s known unknowns,” says Frank Kelly, chairman of Bookselling Ireland, of the possible longer-term consequences of Brexi(...)

The latest figures from Retail Ireland show significant deflation and heavy discounting. Photograph: Getty Images

The cost of goods spread across dozens of categories are in “freefall”, and have returned to levels not seen in almost a decade, a leading business lo(...)

Chairman of Retail Ireland Conor Whelan: “Irish retailers remain optimistic about the future, with the majority having ambitions to develop, invest in and expand their businesses in the next three years.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The retail sector needs tax credits, less regulation and more State support for regenerating town centres if it is to thrive in the face of Brexit, a (...)

Christmas shopping on Dublin’s Henry Street. As Christmas Day fell on a Sunday, shoppers had two extra days in the run up to buy groceries. Photograph: Alan Betson

A significant dip in consumer confidence and a growth in online shopping fuelled by a weak pound led to a “worrying” decline in retails sales over Chr(...)

 Shoppers  in Dublin City centre on St Stephen’s Day. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It does not look like being the happiest of Christmases for Irish retailers as British-based online businesses drained away much of the disposable inc(...)

Spending this December is likely to be €4.21 billion, up from €4.05 billion in 2015, says Retail Ireland. Retail prices are remaining low due to aggressive competition. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A weak pound and pressure on retailers to offer bigger discounts means Irish consumers can expect to get better value this Christmas than last as hous(...)

While many Irish retailers have embraced the concept of Black Friday, some have done so with a heavy heart, according to Retail Ireland. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The post-Brexit collapse in sterling is likely to see a massive surge in people shopping on UK-based websites as Black Friday dawns. While many trad(...)

Christmas demand: sterling has slumped 20 per cent since the beginning of the year, prompting more consumers to travel North to shop or go online in search of bargains.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Employers’ group Ibec has expressed concern at the softening of consumer demand and retail sales in the run-up to Christmas, which it blames on Brexit(...)

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