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15 January 2019 11:50 Marks & Spencer announces UK store closures, putting 1,000 jobs at risk

More than 1,000 jobs at Marks & Spencer are at risk as the retailer announced its latest round of store closures as part of a drastic transformation plan. The retailer released a list of 17 UK stores proposed for closure on Tuesday, in a move which will affect 1,045 employees. As part of an accelerated store closure programme, M&S is on track to close 239

09 January 2019 06:00 Tesco shares boost from Christmas sales in UK

UK retail shares, led by Tesco, rose after figures over the key Christmas period showed consumer spending was more robust than expected. The UK’s largest supermarket, which will publish its holiday trading update tomorrow, was crowned Christmas winner, broker Jefferies said. The data also lifted Next and Marks & Spencer more than 4% at one stage and comes 142

03 January 2019 04:30 Blarney tourist shop to be extended

Plans have been approved to extend the tourist shop at the entrance to Blarney Castle in Cork, despite an objection over concern for the safety of visitors. An Bord Pleanála has upheld the decision of Cork County Council to allow the owner of the 15th-century castle (home of the famous Blarney Stone), Charles Colthurst, to expand the retail space of the building 99

28 December 2018 07:06 Consumers opting for Irish-owned businesses for their online shopping, say Retail Ireland

Retail Ireland says Irish retailers who have invested in their online stores are seeing a real return on that investment this Christmas. "I think the one real positive this Christmas those retailers that have invested in their online store have seen real return on that investment over the last couple of weeks with many of our members seeing very significant 94

23 December 2018 13:04 Unions call for action as survey shows one in 10 shop workers is physically attacked

One in 10 retail workers suffers physical abuse, while 44% have been subject to verbal abuse. Unions are demanding action from employers and the Government to ensure workers are adequately protected. A survey carried out by Mandate found the main issues behind the problem included refund policies, sale policies including checking ID, customers being 63

20 December 2018 22:02 Irish operations of Gap and Flying Tiger slip into the red

Expansion costs dragged the Irish divisions of two well-known international retail brands into the red last year. Newly filed accounts show that increased lease and staff costs for Gap Stores (Ireland) last year contributed to the business recording a pre-tax loss of €308,156 — a turnaround from a pre-tax profit of €24,000 in the prior year. Separate 95

19 December 2018 16:15 Olympian's horse breeding business earns profits of over €1.3m

The horse breeding business owned by Olympic show jumping medalist, Cian O'Connor enjoyed profits of €1.365m last year. According to new accounts filed by Mr O'Connor's Ronnoco Jump, accumulated profits at the company increased from €3.75m to €5.11m last year. In a solid year for the business, the company’s cash pile last year soared by €1.62m from €2.4m to €4m. The business 94

13 December 2018 13:34 Boy knocked down at level crossing settles case for €100,000

A schoolboy who was knocked down as he walked across a level crossing at a retail park with his father has settled his High Court case for €100,000. Dylan Duffy's counsel, Vincent Foley SC, told the High Court the car drove "straight through" the zebra crossing at Carrickmines Retail Park, Co Dublin. The boy, who was seven years old at the time, was knocked 75

12 December 2018 18:05 UK and Romanian nationals head the list of foreign nationals allocated PPS numbers in 2017

UK nationals made up the largest number of PPSN allocations last year, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office. The United Kingdom had the highest number of PPSN allocations (15,346) in 2017, and has continued to account for the highest number of allocations by country since 2009. Romania recorded the second highest number of allocations 57

04 December 2018 11:49 Deadline extended for CBA Cork Business of the Year entries

The deadline for entries for the Cork Business Association (CBA) Business of the Year Awards has been extended because of a spike in interest. The CBA said it was now extending the deadline to midnight on Monday, December 17 instead of the original date of December 3. Organisers said the awards are open to all businesses within the greater Cork City area, and that non-CBA 99