Fri, 08/04/2011 - 08:40
Irish union Siptu has said it would “completely oppose” any compulsory redundancies enforced by bookselling chain Eason, as m.d Conor Whelan outlines turnaround plans for the retailer.
Last week Eason announced it would invest €20m (£17.6m) over three years in the company, derived from cost savings, cash...
Wed, 30/03/2011 - 09:36
Eason is pumping €20m into the company over the next three years, at the same time as embarking on trade union talks over a restructure that will likely include some job losses.
The Irish bookselling chain announced to staff and employees it would invest the sum "as part of a new strategic plan that will reposition the...
Tue, 29/03/2011 - 08:00
Book sales in Ireland fell almost 12 times the rate of that of general retail sales for February.
Last month's overall retail figures were down 0.7% in value and 0.3% in volume year-on-year according to CSO data, but the book, newspaper and stationery category plummeted by 8.3% in value and 9% in volume according to...
Fri, 25/03/2011 - 12:40
The board of Easons has reiterated its support for managing director Conor Whelan after a second vote of no confidence in him was passed by management union members.
The Bookseller understands a second unanimous vote of no confidence in Whelan was given by Siptu union members holding a management grade at a recent meeting in Port...
Wed, 16/03/2011 - 15:56
The recent elections in Ireland saw Fianna Fáil, the previously ruling party, heavily punished for their economic policies which have basically left Ireland a bankrupt country.
Recession has hit Ireland hard and the retail sector has suffered from a major decline in consumer spending. Retail sales have declined in Ireland for...
Wed, 09/03/2011 - 08:38
Easons is to launch a company makeover in the next 12 months.
The Irish bookseller's managing director, Conor Whelan, has announced plans to give a facelift to the Easons website, launch a loyalty card scheme for customers and create "in-store interactive e-zones" to renovate certain outlets over the next year.
Mon, 07/03/2011 - 08:55
Eason Group's human resources manager of six years has secured an interim High Court order restraining the company from removing him from his post.
Tony Duggan, 60, has worked at Eason for 24 years. The order will also prevent the Irish bookseller from promoting someone else into a differently named position which he claims is...
Mon, 07/03/2011 - 08:10
The board of Easons has said it backs Conor Whelan, who has been managing director of the Irish chain since September 2009, after senior staff working in Dublin cast a vote of no confidence in him.
Irish union organisation Siptu said around 60 Dublin employees who hold the management grade in Easons were unanimous in their vote, which...
Mon, 21/02/2011 - 15:40
Gina O’Donnell of Dublin independent Hodges Figgis has been honoured with The O’Brien Press Bookseller of The Year Award in Ireland after an “overwhelming” number of votes.
O’Donnell, who has worked there for more than 30 years and currently manages the store, was presented with the bronze sculpture...
Fri, 21/01/2011 - 09:36
Tesco Ireland has threatened to pull publishers' entire range from its shelves if certain titles "bypass” it and go to rival retailers.In a letter sent to Irish publishers this week, Gordon Howey, buying and marketing director at Tesco's book distribution company Reedmoor, claimed "certain top titles [are] not being...