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Friday 22 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C


This year
HMV to reopen its doors in Dublin for the first time in seven years
The store is planned to be open by July of this year.
All time
HMV calls in administrators in UK for second time in six years
The company no longer has any stores in the Republic of Ireland – the five remaining stores here closed in 2016.
RTÉ's commercial income dropped 20% last year as sales of DVDs and CDs tumbled
The State broadcaster has traditionally relied on such sales as a significant contributor to its income.
"It's ridiculous": Ex-HMV staff left waiting for pay as company goes into liquidation
One staff member said they were told they would be paid today, but the liquidation occurred yesterday.
15 things only people who've worked in HMV will understand
Empire Records it is not.
Xtra-vision to close 28 stores after Christmas
It’s understood that the decline in DVD rental is causing the closures.
Believe it or not, CDs and vinyl made a big comeback last year
A revitalised HMV sold lots of both. What next, cassettes?
New initiative aims to get more Irish bands (no, not Boyzone) in the charts
First Music Contact has teamed up with HMV to give Irish bands the chance to play live in the HMV stores every week.
HMV has reopened on Grafton Street... and here was the queue this morning
The store is in a different location.
Big day for music: HMV reopens on Grafton St and independents celebrate Record Store Day
Music lovers have lots of options this Saturday!
25 new jobs on the way as HMV opens Galway city store
The new outlet brings the number of HMV stores around the country to six.
Back in black: HMV to reopen on Grafton St
The chain went into receivership in early 2013, with a loss of 300 jobs.
HMV opens another new Irish store today — this time online
The online store will be in addition to its five other stores in the Republic of Ireland which reopened two months ago.
Apple removes HMV music app from App Store
The music store say they have been given no explanation why.
HMV launches free music app
The app enables people to search for an album by scanning an album cover.
HMV reopens its first store on Henry St, Dublin today
The three other HMV stores will open their doors on Thursday, September 12.
New owners promise to honour old HMV gift vouchers
HMV on Henry Street will reopen this week with a performance from The Strypes.
Here are 11 things you should definitely do when HMV reopens
When was the last time you made a mix tape?
It's back! HMV to reopen four stores in two weeks
The Limerick, Henry Street, Dundrum and Liffey Valley outlets are due to reopen on either the 5 or 6 September.
A Derry record-store owner came up with a novel solution, after running into some hassle with HMV
Martin Doherty opened his store a few weeks ago under the name ‘HVM’. Perhaps unsurprisingly, he soon received a letter from a similarly-named music retail company.
100 jobs on offer as HMV relaunches in Ireland
Store managers and sales assistants are being sought for outlets in Dublin and Limerick.
HMV may return to Ireland after buyout of UK business
Hilco, which previously saved the A-Wear business in Ireland, has bought the UK arm of HMV – and wants to come back to Ireland.
Former HMV Grafton Street store up for rent for €1 million
The four-storey building is up for rent after HMV closed down all of its Irish stores in February.
300 staff to be laid off as Irish HMV stores close for good
The receiver to HMV Ireland says each of the 16 Irish stores was loss-making and that it was not possible to find a buyer.
HMV to shut 66 British stores in next two months
The move could see up to 1,000 HMV employees lose their jobs.
7 people who feel hurt and abandoned by Golden Discs
They ran out of Justin Bieber’s new album. There were tears.
Staff use HMV's official Twitter account to reveal live sacking
Staff took over the @HMVtweets account – which had been dormant for weeks – to reveal significant layoffs.
HMV: What does its receivership mean for Irish music and businesses?
HMV has gone into receivership, and its future hangs in the balance – what impact could this have on Irish bands and music distribution companies?
VIDEO: Candle in the Wind reworked as a 'tribute' to HMV
Can you spot which ex-boybander has taken on the challenge?
US restructuring firm Hilco takes control of HMV in the UK
While Hilco said that it believed “there to be a viable underlying HMV business”, it remains unclear what impact this will have on HMV Ireland.
Tiny Dancer: HMV to honour Lily-Mae funds
The company will honour all invoices from sales of the single in its stores in Ireland.
The Evening Fix... now with added tips on building a rainbow igloo
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
No change in Ireland as HMV stores in UK to start accepting vouchers
A spokesperson from Deloitte has confirmed that there are currently no plans to do similar in Ireland.
Sit-ins at HMV stores in Limerick end as staff expect payment next week
Protests at other HMV stores in Cork and Tallaght are also expected to end as the receiver has reportedly given written assurances that staff will be paid outstanding wages.
Gas, Gardaí and Tiny Dancers: The week in numbers
Just how popular IS the DublinBikes system? And how many spheres does a sex toy need to win approval from the ECJ?
Sit-ins at HMV stores in Tallaght and Cork
There are now sit-ins taking place at four HMV stores across the country as staff demand to be paid wages they say they are owed from the troubled music retailer.
Tiny Dancer rises in the charts once again as shortfall remains
The person behind it, Stephen Macken, believes that the resurgence is “as a direct result of the receivership [of HMV] and people’s goodwill.”
Deloitte representatives to discuss payment with HMV staff
Staff at two stores in Limerick are currently staging a sit-in over uncertainty about payment of their wages this month.
Don't know what to do with your HMV vouchers?
One Dublin establishment will take them off your hands…