Thu, 01/07/2010 - 12:42
The History Press is reviewing its Irish imprint in light of the difficult trading environment.
The company has entered into consultation talks with the four permanent members of staff in the Dublin office to "determine their future". Last year The History Press Ireland published 25 titles and had plans for 30 in 2010.
Thu, 17/06/2010 - 07:23
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired a new novel by the first Irish children's Laureate Siobhán Parkinson. Anne McNeil, publishing director for Hodder Children's Books, signed a two-book deal via Sophie Hicks at Ed Victor Literary Agency.
McNeil said: "I am thrilled to have acquired Siobhan's new novel for the...
Tue, 01/06/2010 - 06:59
Hughes & Hughes high street stores are beginning to reopen for business after its founder Derek Hughes put together a new investor group to run the business, reports the Irish Times. A note on the H&H website, which is not currently active, confirms that a company called Sivota Ltd has bought the assets of the business,...
Sun, 23/05/2010 - 08:02
The Hughes & Hughes bookstore in Dublin suburb Dundrum has reopened, Irish Publishing News is reporting.
Staff at the Dundrum Centre confirmed to Irish PN that the store was open. According to...
Wed, 28/04/2010 - 08:30
Hughes & Hughes has gone into liquidation with debts estimated at €15m, according to a report in the Irish Times.
Hughes & Hughes owes about €9m to its only secured creditor, Ulster Bank, which appointed a receiver to the company in February. But it also owes more than €6.4m to unsecured creditors,...
Thu, 15/04/2010 - 08:50
The original founder of Irish bookchain Hughes & Hughes has put together a group of investors, in a bid to re-open some of the retailer's Dublin stores.
The Irish Times reports that Derek Hughes is one of "a number...
Thu, 08/04/2010 - 08:05
W H Smith is using the launch of three branches at Dublin Airport as a trial for further expansion into the Republic of Ireland.
The retailer is opening the branches in the new Terminal Two development, which is due to open in November.
A spokesperson for WHS said: “It’s part of a trial we are doing to see how the...
Wed, 31/03/2010 - 11:45
W H Smith will open three new branches in Terminal Two of Dublin Airport when it opens later this year.
T2 is due to open in November and will feature 40 individual outlets across 9,000 sq metres of retail space including restaurants, bars and retailers like fashion company Azure, jewellery retailer Swatch and cosmetic company Jo Malone...
Mon, 15/03/2010 - 07:59
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (published by Random House Children's Books in Ireland) has been voted the best book of last decade by customers at Eason.
According to an article in the Irish Independent, the novel, by Irish author John Boyne, was the most popular book in Ireland. The survey of the country's...
Thu, 04/03/2010 - 15:44
Irish bookshops chain Eason has taken over seven Hughes & Hughes Irish airport stores, safeguarding 120 jobs that had been at risk following the retailer's collapse last week. Five units at Dublin Airport and two shops at Cork airport will be run by Eason from tomorrow (5th March).
The Dublin Airports Authority received a number...