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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 18°C

# Shops

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# Shops
Shop workers were the most likely to catch Covid-19 in the most recent two waves of the pandemic
Retail assistants, cashiers and checkout operators were the workers most likely to contract the virus in the second and third waves.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you head to the shops today?
All non-essential retail stores can reopen from today.
# level 5
Non-essential retail to remain open under Level 5 but shops asked to defer January sales
“The retail sector will be requested to defer January sales events,” the Taoiseach said this afternoon announcing the measures.
# kantar
Boost for supermarkets as sales of mince pies, Christmas biscuits and alcohol soar ahead of festive season
Dunnes Stores leads the way in terms of market share, just ahead of Supervalu, according to the latest Kantar figures.
# level five
Cabinet to meet this afternoon to finalise details of Covid-19 restrictions for Christmas
The Taoiseach says some of the decisions may not be palatable for some.
Retailers, gyms and hairdressers are expected to reopen on Tuesday.
Cabinet is to decide on when household restrictions will be relaxed this afternoon.
A nationwide address by the Taoiseach on the new rules is expected this evening.
What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us as we prepare to leave Level 5?
Mike Ryan says there's a 'genuine desire to offer people the hope of Christmas' but risks remain
# Cabinet Meeting
Phased lifting of Level 5: Inter-county travel could open up a few days before Christmas
Shops, gyms, and hairdressers are due to open up next week.
# Leo Varadkar
Tánaiste says it is 'unfair' for non-essential shops to stay open by selling PPE
The Tánaiste said it was “totally unfair” for retailers staying open in this way and that gardaí would be enforcing legislation.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you felt uncomfortable in a shop recently?
Concerns have been raised about the lack of social distancing and people wearing masks in some instances.
# Shopping
High street stores to get green light to reopen from next Monday
Shopping centres will not be permitted to reopen in Phase 2.
# Paddy Power
Paddy Power selling off 14 of its retail store properties as shift towards online market continues
Auctioneers are putting the portfolio on the market with a guide price of over €6.3 million.
# Brexit
'Costs will rise': UK and Irish retail groups warn of 'devastating' no-deal consequences
Tariffs that would be imposed in a no-deal Brexit scenario would result in an increase in costs for Irish shoppers.
# doors open
Going to the shops? Many stores and supermarkets are now open
Limited opening hours for some major supermarkets and local shops.
# on the agenda
After a long hiatus, the Bill to ban booze ads from buses, trains and near schools is back
It’s showdown time for the controversial Public Health Alcohol Bill which is back on the agenda this week.
# Under Pressure
Retailers say the rates they have to pay are way too high and it's damaging business
Retail Ireland has called for urgent reform of the rates system.
# Limerick
Man who weighed cars with concrete blocks in order to ram designer shops jailed for 5.5 years
Aurimas Petraska had pleaded guilty to the theft of €150,000 worth of women’s clothes and Chanel products.
# empty wallets
We're spending less in the shops this Christmas - blame it on Brexit and Trump
That’s according to experts Retail Excellence Ireland.
# auld shite
14 times Irish shops gave zero f**ks
A grand total of zero f**ks given.
# Ride On
These unintentionally cheeky leggings are on sale in Forever 21 in Dublin
# shopped
14 retail workers who had too much time on their hands
Workers of retail, we salute you.
# High Street
The post-Christmas sales are a 'mixed bag' for Irish retailers
Footfall is down, but spending is up.
# you're not my real ladder
16 times shops had an excellent sense of humour
Well played, everyone.
# Liffey Valley
This iconic American clothes brand is opening in Dublin today
It will create 30 jobs.
# insanity clause
The Chr*stm*s chocolates have already arrived...
And then a Hero comes along…
# house of drugs
The House of Lords spent a fair bit of time this week debating Ireland's head shop laws
Hundreds of ‘legal high’ vendors face closure across Britain. Some politicians there aren’t particularly taken with Ireland’s approach to the problem.
# dismissals
Dunnes staff will "escalate" their campaign
The union is preparing a dossier of of incidents of victimisation and intimidation.
# I love it really i do...
I've been given a horrendous gift? Can I return it? Here are your consumer rights...
Changed your mind? Got a horrible jumper? Or is something simply broken?
# savvy shoppers
Here are the tricks shops use to make you spend more money
Think you make your own decisions? Well, think again…
# Thanks Penneys
Primark strikes deal with Sears to open its first US stores
Seven, in fact. Thanks Penneys… or, eh, Sears…
# icepocalypse
Shops around Ireland are literally running out of ice for the Ice Bucket Challenge
The freezer compartments are bare. No, really.
Opinion: SALE! Why does this one word cause all logic to go out the window?
I can’t go into town at the moment. Don’t trust myself. It’s too dangerous.
# Competition Authority
Sale of half of Arnotts gets the go-ahead
Two companies are to have joint control of the iconic Dublin store Arnotts.
Column: Dependence on out-of-town shopping complexes destroys community life
The ‘solution’ of building more housing and expecting people to commute to out-of-town shopping complexes is detrimental to local community life.
# Consumers
Aldi reaches record market share, with Lidl not far behind
If you shop in Aldi, you’re probably spending more as well.
# goodbye to all that
Photographs show the decline in Ireland's unique and beautiful shop fonts
Graphic designer Trevor Finnegan has been travelling around Ireland taking photos of the typography on Ireland’s old shops.
# running errands
"Cathedrals of consumption": A history of shopping in Ireland
A series of lectures and an exhibition will outline Ireland’s consumer cravings from Georgian Dublin to modern-day neon shopfronts.
# Poll
Poll: How much money have you spent in the post-Christmas sales?
Shoppers have turned out in force to find a bargain in the sales this year.
# Bargain bin
6 unarguable reasons to avoid the sales today
It’ll be hell, believe us.
# Examinership
Four A|wear stores remain open following examiner appointment
Following the fashion chain entering receivership, stores in Blanchardstown, Dundrum, Grafton Street and Sligo are still trading.
# aaargh
16 infuriating things about working in retail
It’s hard out there.
# Good News
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.