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Friday 22 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Shops

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Poll: Do you make a special effort to support local shops?
Crowleys Music Centre in Cork closed today after 87 years – it is the latest music store to close down in Ireland.
Column: Should ‘lads mags’ be in modesty bags?
Removing ‘lads mags’ from the top shelf won’t make much of an impact when it comes to the bigger picture, writes Aoife O’Connor, who says there is a lot more things objectifying women that need to dealt with first.
Has Ireland run out of paddling pools?
They’re like gold dust out there.
9 reasons shopping is a special brand of horror
From the lighting to the changing room sweats, it’s just one thing after another.
6 ways retailers get you to spend more
If you know, you might be able to control yourself. (But probably not.)
Late shoppers may be penalised as stores run low on toys and tablets
This is not a drill. Furbys are heading towards extinction and iPad Minis are all sold out.
Extract: Black humour, Scud-Burgers, bitter coffee - life in the Lebanon
In his new book, Tom Clonan details the ups and downs of his tour of peacekeeping duty in Lebanon in the 1990s and how ‘Mary Robinson wears no knickers’ becomes a common greeting…
Pics: 11 shop fronts from a different Ireland
Many – but not quite all – of these stores and pubs have now disappeared.
Over half a billion euro in retail stock stolen every year - Retail Ireland
More than half of retailers say they have experienced increased levels of crime in the last two years.
Column: The ‘night economy’ is crucial to the survival of Irish towns
Pubs and restaurants need proper support – and safe streets – if town centres are to thrive, writes Richard Guiney.
In pics: The biggest shopping centre on the planet
Let’s go inside Dubai Mall, which has over 600 shops, a 22-screen cinema, a replica of London’s Regent Square and ice skating rink.
Consumers turning to discount shops and own brands for groceries
Latest Kantar figures show strong growth for Tesco in last quarter, while Aldi and Lidl are increasing their market share.
Peats 'World of Electronics' to exit examinership
The long-running Dublin chain is set to exit examinership following a successful meeting with creditors.
Retailers warned of scammer ‘calling himself Mark’
The Irish Payment Services Organisation has said that there is a man posing as one of their engineers phoning shops.
Average €100 drop in weekly pay for many retail workers - union
Mandate said 18,000 of its members have seen their weekly take-home pay reduced by an average €100 in the last year.
The burning question*: How do you queue?
This and every Monday, let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
Retail sales still dropping, industry figures show
Many stores face going out of business in 2012, according to the chief executive of Retail Excellence Ireland.
Occupy Dame Street camp is "killing" Temple Bar businesses
Small business owners said today that the camp is stopping people from vising shops in the area.
Video: Inside Clerys department store in Dublin - in 1932
Check out this 1932 video of the legendary department store on Dublin’s O’Connell Street, including the bargain basement, the ‘gay and lively’ café – and a mechanical zoo…
TCD bans Daily Mail from campus shops
Students voted last night to ban the newspaper from shops over an inaccurate article it ran about UCC student Caolan Mulrooney.
High retail rents costing jobs, say stores
High rents for retail stores are costing jobs, company owners have said. A review by Retail Excellence Ireland said that rents were reduced by nearly 4 per cent over a two-year period, while 50,000 jobs were lost in the sector.
It’s Black Friday – so here’s some crazy videos of people shopping
Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year in America – but check out the extreme lengths people go to to make sure they get a bargain.
Views sought on voluntary code for sale and display of alcohol
Members of the public and interested bodies are being asked to give their views on the voluntary code for sale and display of alcohol in shops.
Donations to Oxfam Ireland at 'critically low levels'
Some well-known faces have joined a new campaign to encourage people to donate items to their local Oxfam shop.
Slideshow: As retail sales fall, what are we buying?
June was the 40th consecutive month which saw a drop in retail sales.
Holy Flatpacks! We spend €2m a week in Ikea
Swedish bosses described the first full year of trading in Ireland as ‘difficult’ but the Ballymun store is still among the most profitable in Europe.
Londis to create 240 jobs in 12 new stores
The supermarket chain posts a profit for 2010 and indicates plans to expand in 2011 with new stores opening.