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You need the umbrella, the togs, the wind breaker and don’t forget the chips on the way home. Photograph: iStock

1: Get wet We rely far too much on good weather for summer fun and it almost always lets us down. But what if you tried your hand at something that d(...)

The acquisition by Irish retailer Smyths Toys of 90 Toys “R” Us stores  for €79 million is among the notable transactions recorded in Investec’s latest quarterly tracker of mergers and acquisitions

Smurfit Kappa’s €460 million acquisition of Dutch recycling business Reparenco, and the acquisition of 90 Toys “R” Us stores across Germany, Austria a(...)

Blaine Callard, chief executive of Harvey Norman in Ireland, argues that the dystopian retail apocalypse narrative is an invention of Silicon Valley and an awestruck media. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Blaine Callard, the ebullient chief executive in Ireland of Harvey Norman, strode on stage on Wednesday at a Dublin retail conference and looked his a(...)

Con Horan, a former senior official with the Central Bank of Ireland. Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The budget is still five months away but already words of advice are pouring in for the Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. The IMF urged the Govern(...)

The “initial purchase price” to be paid by Smyths for the central European assets of Toys R Us is €64.4 million, plus performance-related and escrow payments that could add another €15 million.

The bid by family-owned Irish retailer Smyths Toys to buy the central European assets of Toys R Us will be considered by a US bankruptcy judge on Tue(...)

Group sales at the existing Smyths 110-strong network are nearing €600 million, and expansion puts the €1 billion barrier in Smyths’ sights. Photograph: Frank Miller

Among the reams of documents filed in the US for the proposed €79 million Smyths Toys takeover of the central European division of Toys R Us, there is(...)

The aggression the Smyths brothers showed in the chain’s UK expansion indicates they are unlikely to be overawed at the prospect of being catapulted into the heart of the European market.  Photograph: Frank Miller

It’s a long way from Claremorris to Cologne. But we shouldn’t have to wait too long to find out how the Smyth toy-retailing family intends bridging i(...)

Irish patients are being denied access to nine drugs that are widely available across Europe, largely on cost grounds.

Irish patients are being denied access to nine drugs that are widely available across Europe, largely on cost grounds. The drugs - most of them cancer(...)

 Toys R Us deal is likely to push the Smyth’s group annual revenues towards €1bn. Photograph: Frank Miller

Smyths Toys has agreed to pay up to €79 million for the central European division of Toys R Us, comprising 90 outlets in Germany, Austria and Switzerl(...)

A statement on behalf of Smyths said it has “entered into a definitive agreement” to buy the tri-country Toys R Us unit, including its head office in Cologne

Smyths Toys, the Mayo family-owned retailing group, will almost double in size after agreeing a huge deal to buy rival, Toys R Us, in Germany, Austria(...)

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