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A butcher’s ‘no horsemeat’ sign after the scandal broke this year. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

JANUARY l The year started with confirmation, of sorts, of something sensible people have known since cars first took to the roads: men reckon they’re(...)

In the €9 billion grocery trade, the two big stories of 2013 were the alarming fall-off in Tesco’s Irish sales, and the relentless onwards march of the German discounters Aldi and Lidl. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The retail sector was the laggard of the Irish economy in 2013. Consumer sentiment may have risen to a five-year high on the back of the nascent econo(...)

A is for Associated Press: Hackers posted bogus news of White House explosions from its Twitter account, sending stock markets into a five-minute pani(...)

The world’s biggest clothing group, Spain’s Inditex, is to open a Massimo Dutti store in the former HMV outlet on Dublin’s Grafton Street. photograph: alan betson

With the retail market finally showing signs of stability in sales and rents after years of steep declines due to the crash, the big story in the sect(...)

Who needs a hit album when you have other stuff to flog? Madonna is the biggest earning musician of 2013

MDNA, Madonna’s current album, is the worst selling release in the star’s 30-year career. This despite Madge digging deep into her bag of shock-horror(...)

45/47 Henry Street: Dealz likely to move out in February to allow Barcelona-based fashion retailer Mango to refit the store. photograph: eric luke

The onslaught of overseas fashion labels is to take a new twist early in the new year when the Spanish high street brand Mango is to open its first ci(...)

Tower Records is to relocate early in the new year from its current base on Dublin’s Wicklow Street to the former Waterstones’ book shop at the bottom(...)

A 16-year lease for 52 Henry Street, Dublin, was signed in October of last year, at an annual rent of €250,000. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Only one lease has been signed for a retail property on Dublin’s Grafton Street since the beginning of 2010, according to the new commercial lease dat(...)

Scotch Hall: Lifestyle Sports to open larger outlet

Lifestyle Sports have taken over the former HMV shop in Drogheda’s Scotch Hall shopping centre, trebling the size of its space to 590sq m (6,350sq ft)(...)

HMV said its iOS and Android apps have been downloaded more than 10,000 times, but the iOS version has been suspended from Apple’s store. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Less than a week after HMV’s new app was announced, the software has been pulled from Apple’s store. Posting on Twitter, HMV chairman Paul McGowan sai(...)

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