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...
Mon, 01/03/2010 - 08:38
Irish bookseller Hughes and Hughes has gone into receivership, blaming collapsing consumer demand, a drop in passenger numbers visiting its airport stores, and internet competition.
It said it had been unable to "renegotiate occupation costs" and described receivership as "the only appropriate action left to the company...
Mon, 01/03/2010 - 07:16
W H Smith looks to be first in the queue for Hughes & Hughes' airport shops, according to the Irish Post. "WHS is believed to be particularly interested in taking control of Hughes & Hughes’ valuable concession shops at Dublin and Cork Airports. Both shops continued to trade over the weekend."
Easons is also a...
Mon, 01/03/2010 - 05:20
The manager of the flagship Dublin branch of Irish bookseller Eason has described last year as "the worst we've ever experienced", in the wake of news late last week that Hughes & Hughes had entered administration.