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Toy store group Smyths enjoyed its busiest year to date in pandemic-hit 2020. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish toy giant Smyths Toys has injected €175 million into its mainland European business to drive its expansion after the unit became the most profit(...)

VTech Marble Rush Adventure

Technology isn’t just for grown-ups. There are plenty of high-tech gadgets that are aimed at younger ages – and they don’t have to involve passive scr(...)

The toy giant is owned by the low-key Smyth family from Mayo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The European arm of Smyths Toys recorded a 4 per cent rise in revenues last year to €475 million to bring overall turnover for the company to €1.46 bi(...)

Smyths Toys operates 106 stores across Britain, seven in Northern Ireland, and 21 in the Republic of Ireland, along with a number of stores across Europe. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Turnover and profits declined at Smyth Toys stores in the Republic last year on the back of Covid-related shop closures. However, directors enjoyed a (...)

Manor West Shopping Park in Tralee  is anchored by Harvey Norman and Woodies DIY

Developer Pat Crean’s Marlet Property Group looks set to deepen its involvement in Ireland’s retail sector with a €56 million deal to acquire Manor W(...)

Online shopping: more and more Irish retailers are selling via the web. Photograph: Moment/Getty

There’s no excuse for not shopping locally this Christmas as ever more Irish retailers go online. With books, toys, clothes, food and wine, these 1(...)

Almost half of Eir’s customers (44 per cent) said the company failed to meet their expectations. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Eir, Ryanair and Facebook were the worst performers in a group of 151 companies rated for their customer experience during the past year, according to(...)

Belgard Retail Park is regarded as one of the foremost retail parks in Dublin. The scheme is anchored by B&Q.

With online shopping having come into its own following the unwelcome arrival of Covid-19, the sale by New York-headquartered Marathon Asset Managemen(...)

Will gamers get what they want?

Cantillon is aware of many parents charged with assisting Santa having spent way too many minutes refreshing the websites of gaming retailers this mon(...)

The teenager will receive settlement on November 11th, 2025, when he turns 18, just in time for Christmas. File photograph: iStock

A 13-year-old schoolboy will have to wait for five years before a very special €30,000 “present” is dropped into his Christmas stocking. Judge John O(...)

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