Supreme Court dismisses Dunnes’ Karen Millen appeal

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The lengthy legal battle between British fashion company Karen Millen and Dunnes Stores over the copying of designs has finally concluded with the dismissal by theSupreme Court of Dunnes’ appeal in the case.

Dunnes faces a substantial legal costs bill arising from the litigation. The dismissal order, and a costs order against Dunnes, was made by the Supreme […]

By |July 23rd, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Retail industry continues to recover in Q2

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Many segments of the retail industry – ladies fashion, footwear and garden centres – bounced back strongly in the second quarter of the year when compared to 2013 as shoppers were buoyed by good weather in April.

The market slipped marginally last month, however, as the appetite for foreign holidays increases among Irish […]

By |July 22nd, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Mothercare needs modernising, says new chief

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New Mothercare chief executive Mark Newton-Jones has warned investors that the retailer’s struggling UK business “needs modernising and requires investment”.

Shares in the group dropped by as much as 9 per cent after Mr Newton-Jones made clear that there was no easy recovery for the retailer’s lossmaking UK business.

Mr Newton-Jones, who was made chief executive […]

By |July 18th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Dublin businesses in drive to cut capital’s unemployment

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Arnotts, The Westbury Hotel and Clerys are among the big businesses being urged to hire new recruits from the live register.

Tanaiste Joan Burton and her officials addressed more than 100 firms from around the capital on the grants and supports available – up to €10,000 – if an employee is taken off the dole […]

By |July 17th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

3 Ireland finally completes acquisition of O2 for €780m

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The deal, which has passed competition authority scrutiny, means that the new operator has 37pc of the Irish mobile telecoms market.

It also opens the door for a change in branding at several iconic Irish businesses, including the old Point Depot theatre, which is now known as The O2.

“This is a big day […]

By |July 16th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Louis Copeland shop sells for over €2.6m

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An Irish investor has paid just over €2.6 million for the Louis Copeland occupied retail building at 18 Wicklow Street in Dublin 2, which will show a return of marginally less than 6 per cent.

Diane Crean of selling agent Savills had been inviting offers over €2.5 million for the four-storey over basement building which is […]

By |July 16th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Catching credit card cheats from Cork to China

Merchants takes the hit in internet fraud and Cork entrepreneur Pat Phelan has devised a tool to help them spot dodgy customers

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Most of us have been a victim of credit card fraud at this stage. And most of us have not suffered any great loss as a result, with the card company […]

By |July 11th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Mothercare appoints interim CEO as permanent boss

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Struggling British baby products retailer Mothercare, fighting off a takeover bid from US group Destination Maternity, named its interim chief executive as its permanent chief executive on Thursday.

Mark Newton-Jones, who led online retailer Shop Direct for almost a decade, took over as interim boss in March, replacing Simon Calver who quit in February after […]

By |July 10th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Aldi and Lidl bag a bigger share of the grocery market

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Grocery sales increased by 2pc in the 12 weeks to June 22, despite falling inflation overall.

With as much as a third of total household spending going on groceries the numbers are a key marker of consumer activity.

The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland show German discounters Aldi and Lidl are the main winners […]

By |July 8th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Ireland looks a picture in new indirect tourism push

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The State bodies charged with promoting and developing Irish tourism have been busy raising their game of late. So much so that it seems you can barely open a magazine or turn on the television without seeing the country being used as a backdrop.

Tourism Ireland not only managed to persuade former International Space […]

By |July 7th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

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