Abrakebabra puts turnaround on the menu

Fri, April 18, 2014

Original article here Companies behind Abrakebabra and Bagel Master have implemented new business plans to return the businesses to profitability. This follows new financial accounts showing losses continued to mount at the Abrakebabra Investments Ltd (AIL) Group firms, Abrakebabra…

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Boots to create 26 jobs in Dublin, Cork as it expands stores

Mon, April 14, 2014

Original article here   Retail chain Boots is to expand in Ireland, opening three new stores and creating more than 20 jobs. The company, which opened a new shop in Carrigaline, Cork, this week, also plans to open a shop in Glenageary, Dublin, at the end of the month, with a second…

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Vodafone to add 113 jobs as it expands Irish business

Fri, March 28, 2014

Original article here Vodafone Ireland has announced more than 100 new jobs across its business as the company seeks to develop its Irish business. Just over half of the roles will be permanent, with 51 one-year contract positions and five graduate jobs. A total of 113 new roles will be created…

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Next cautious on UK economy as annual profit jumps

Thu, March 20, 2014

Original article here Clothing retailer Next met guidance with a 11.8 per cent rise in year profit driven by growth at its Directory internet and catalogue business. The firm, which also trades from over 500 stores in Britain and Ireland and almost 200 stores in more than 30 countries…

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Brown Thomas to wind-up dormant companies ahead of refurbishment

Fri, March 14, 2014

Original article here The owners of Irish department store retailer Brown Thomas have decided to wind up about 10 dormant companies registered here with the companies office. Brown Thomas managing director Stephen Sealey said it was a housekeeping exercise. “They are all dormant…

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Future Proof: James Keogh, managing director of Rathwood destination centre

Tue, March 11, 2014

Original article here Fresh out of college in 2009, Co Carlow native James Keogh faced the dilemma of trying to find a job in Ireland or emigrating. While most of his classmates opted to move to the UK, Canada or Australia in search of work, the DIT graduate chose to stay in Dublin, taking…

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HMV to reopen on Dublin’s Grafton Street

Tue, March 11, 2014

Original article here Entertainment retailer HMV is to reopen on Dublin’s Grafton Street barely a year after it was forced to close its flagship store on the same street. Owners Hilco Capital said yesterday the new branch would be located in the old A-Wear premises…

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Louis Copeland: ‘My business philosophy? Just get up early and work’

Fri, March 07, 2014

Original article here Louis Copeland is no fan of casual Friday. Dressing everyone from former presidents Hillary, Regan and Clinton to Pierce Brosnan and Brian O’Driscoll on their wedding days, the suit seller thinks men should make an effort. “I think when the boom was on, people began…

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Online fashion retailer boohoo.com valued at £560m

Fri, March 07, 2014

Original article here British online fashion retailer boohoo.com will have a market capitalisation of £560 million when it lists on London’s Alternative Investment Market next week. The firm, majority owned by its founders, the Kamani family, said today it had placed 600 million shares at…

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Cork’s most famous fishmonger invited to visit Queen

Thu, March 06, 2014

Original article here The trader in the English Market in Cork City has been asked to attend a reception with the Queen at the end of the month. The invite comes less than three years after a visit to Ireland during which the Queen and Prince Philip dropped into the market and met Mr O’Connell. …

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