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...
Thu, 04/03/2010 - 08:55
Hughes & Hughes stores in Dublin and Cork airports will continue to trade on a day to day basis while the receiver searches for a buyer, according to a member of the receiver's team.
Noel Brown, a member of David Carson's team at Deloitte, said all 80 staff at the six Dublin Airport stores and an unconfirmed number at the...
Tue, 02/03/2010 - 09:43
Irish publishers have begun assessing the fallout from the collapse of high street bookseller Hughes & Hughes last week. Many reacted with surprise to the news, even though publishers had tightened credit terms over the past year.
Some warned that the failure of Ireland's second biggest bookshop chain left Irish publishers in the...