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# High Street

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# High Street
Elderly woman found dead in Galway city after apparent fall from building
The woman’s body was discovered this morning and gardaí quickly sealed off the area.
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# high street blues
Marks & Spencer to cut 950 jobs in the UK — but its Irish stores are 'unaffected'
M&S was in the middle of a restructuring when the pandemic hit.
# Suspect Device
Kilkenny High Street reopens after controlled explosion carried out on 'suspect device'
The device was discovered in the early hours of the morning.
# High Street
Debenhams Ireland reassures staff and customers as UK store enters administration
The retailer has 11 Irish stores.
# dressing room diaries
I tried on 6 high street boilersuits so you don't have to
‘These can’t possibly all be the same size?’
# party season
11 so-called ‘menswear’ items that we’ll be wearing this Christmas
There are no rules.
# Not Your Mam's Shop
These ‘mam shops’ are jam-packed with absolute gems
We’ve had a change of heart.
# Northern Ireland
Appeal after occupants barricade themselves in bedroom while masked men ransack home
The incident happened at a house at High Street in Portaferry last night.
# High Street
Sports Direct just bought House of Fraser - but its Dublin store still hangs in the balance
The firm employs around 17,500 staff.
# Skibbereen
Post mortem confirms Englishman found dead in Cork was murdered
The man has been named locally as English man John Ustic, aged in his 50s.
# High Street
The post-Christmas sales are a 'mixed bag' for Irish retailers
Footfall is down, but spending is up.
# Body Image
People are raging at Oasis over this 'irresponsible' skinny mannequin
“This is disgusting, damaging and irresponsible.”
# tights squeeze
7 of the best places to buy tights on the high street, ranked
The eternal question of where to buy hosiery, answered.
11 questions women need high street shops to answer
You’ve got a lot of explaining to do.
# shapes
Topshop ditching super skinny mannequins after shopper's Facebook complaint
Do you think the customer had a point?
# splurge
The teachers' strike day was the busiest pre-Christmas shopping day this year
Overall though, sales have been disappointing in December 2014.
# zara
Zara removes top similar to Jewish 'Star of David' uniform from sale after backlash
Twitter users criticised the garment for its resemblance to the uniform Jews were forced to wear during the Holocaust.
Voices
Opinion: SALE! Why does this one word cause all logic to go out the window?
I can’t go into town at the moment. Don’t trust myself. It’s too dangerous.
# Galway
Young man seriously injured in early-morning assault in Tuam
Gardaí have issued an appeal for witnesses.
# Regeneration
Cost of Grafton Street's €4 million regeneration questioned
The cost of repaving Dublin’s most famous street has been questioned after funding for the project allegedly increased before its launch.
# Rihanna
VIDEO: Rihanna is now a fashion designer. Kind of.
Rihanna wants to dress you. Gulp.
# HMV
Around 300 Irish jobs at risk as HMV expected to enter administration
Administrators from Deloitte in the UK are expected to keep the music retailer’s stores open but its future is uncertain.
# Fashion
Rihanna to design clothes for River Island
Rihanna wants to have fun with the high street store.
# Retail
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.
# Jobswatch
Thirty-six jobs lost as Barratts closes all Irish concessions
The UK-based high street shoe store has cut 1,610 staff in total after going into administration.
# Retail
Mixed messages as retail sales continue their slide
Both the volume and value of retail sales fell in July, and if you exclude motor trading, the domestic economy is even gloomier.
# Savings
Hopes for recovery take a blow as Irish consumers increase savings
The Nationwide/ESRI savings index shows a significant increase in the amount of cash that worried consumers are keeping aside.
# ghost shops
An empty set: Ghost Shops photographed
Irelantis and What’s Wrong? artist Sean Hillen turns his lens on the poignant phenomenon of retail spaces left deserted by the recession.
# Topshop
Topshop removes controversial image of thin model from website
The model in question has hit out at criticism about her appearance, saying that she is “naturally skinny” and is hurt that people were discussing her as if she was “not a real person”.
# Consumer Sentiment
Positive consumer sentiment surged in May - ESRI
Consumers are more confident about the labour market, but less so about their own futures, new research shows.
# HMV
Banks and UK taxpayer take stakes in HMV as part of rescue package
The British-owned entertainment chain secures a €250m lifeline to stay alive, but the deal comes at a cost.
# Retail
Retail sales down by 1.7 per cent, CSO figures say
The volume of retail sales rises by 0.1 per cent since February, but is down on last year – confirming a worrying trend.
# Retail
Ladies' fashion is worst-performing retail sector of 2011 so far
Figures from Retail Excellence Ireland show that like-for-like sales are down 3 per cent on last year, yet remain “robust”.
# HMV
Shares in HMV dive after profit warning
The music and games seller says it won’t meet all the conditions of its loan and overdrafts facility with its bank this financial year.
# Heritage
Demolition work begins on landmark building on Dublin's High Street
The address was home to Murphy’s Pram and Nursery store but safety concerns have led to demolition beginning.
# Fashion
Kate Moss parts from Topshop
Model pulled off design deal better than other celebs who’ve tried their hand.