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# Marks and Spencer

Last year
# colin vs cuthbert
Marks & Spencer and Aldi settle Colin the Caterpillar copyright dispute
Aldi said that Cuthbert was now “free” following the dispute.
All time
# Bun fight
Marks & Spencer launches UK court action to stop Aldi selling similar caterpillar cake
M&S has filed an intellectual property claim.
Marks and Spencer to cut 7,000 jobs in wake of 'material shift in trade'
The company said the cuts will come across shops, regional management and its support centre in the UK.
# 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.
# Defamation
Judge dismisses woman's €75,000 claim for damages over €1 Marks and Spencer shopping bag
Judge John O’Connor described the case as completely over the top
# Explainer
What's next for M&S after the British company fell out of the FTSE 100?
This is the first time M&S has not been a FTSE 100 member since 1984.
Marks and Spencer seeks 97 voluntary redundancies across 7 Irish stores
The retailer has begun a consultation with the trade union Mandate on the voluntary redundancy proposal.
# a lidl bit cheaper
Marks and Spencer announce widespread price reductions to compete with discount shops
The high-end shopping chain yesterday announced that it was to close over 100 of its stores in the UK .
# closures
M&S to close 100 stores across the UK by 2020
No Irish stores will be affected as part of the move.
# f**k you little bear
People think Paddington Bear is being told 'f**k you' in the M&S Christmas ad
# places to loiter
8 places that are brilliant for wasting time in Dublin city centre
Because we just don’t have enough benches to wait around on.
# i want it all
In praise of the Marks & Spencer Beauty Hall, the happiest place on Earth
Take all our money,
# notions
10 things all expert M&S shoppers know to be true
Percy Pigs = your kryptonite.
# jingle all the way
Everybody reckons the M&S Christmas ad (featuring a very glam Mrs Claus) beats John Lewis'
A side to Santa’s missus that we certainly haven’t seen before.
# falling profits
Marks & Spencer says it's committed to Ireland amid plans to close stores
The retailer has seen a large dip in profits.
# croloaf
Marks & Spencers is bringing out a 'croissant loaf' and we're already drooling
Sign us up.
# hold a candle
Did you know there's a giant Colin the Caterpillar that feeds 40 people?
Giant face. Giant arse.
# dine in for two
14 feelings every Irish person has about Marks & Spencer
It’s a paradise, and it’s a war zone.
# glittery juice
9 times Christmas food completely lost the run of itself
# glittery juice
9 times Christmas food completely lost the run of itself
# lovely lady lumps
10 of the best places in Dublin to buy bras
Bra shopping doesn’t have to be The Worst.
# tights squeeze
7 of the best places to buy tights on the high street, ranked
The eternal question of where to buy hosiery, answered.
# let them eat crisps
9 times crisps got way, way out of hand
We just wanted Chipsticks :(
# got the d
Marks and Spencer really didn't think their new bakery sign through
Oh dear.
# Take a Break
Lesson learned: Don't mess with Irish people and their cups of tea
M&S have realised that the hard way.
# storm in a...
A Dublin branch of Marks and Spencer was hit with an extremely viral complaint about tea
Not just any tea…
# bubbles
Prosecco flavoured crisps? Yep, they're on the way
Sure why wouldn’t they be says you.
# skirting the issue
Marks and Spencer's fortunes are looking a lot rosier - is it all down to this skirt?
It certainly hasn’t done any harm.
# shutters down
Marks & Spencer on Grafton St evacuated over "false alarm"
It is expected to reopen soon.
# style icon
Mary Berry caused Marks and Spencer to sell out of this snazzy jacket
Don’t ever change Mary Berry.
# Retail
Trading conditions in Ireland 'continue to be challenging', says M&S
The retailer reported a slight increase in womenswear sales and said that sales were impacted by launch of new website.
# floral scarves
Three men on the run after stealing £800 worth of women's clothes
The men concealed each other as they stuffed the clothes into large bags.
# Workers
No more strikes: M&S dispute ends as staff accept proposals
The protracted dispute involved Mandate Trade Union members at Marks & Spencers and had led to a strike last year.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
Everybody’s talking about goings-on at St Vincent’s Hospital, Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, and the IMF on the bondholders…
# let toys be toys
Marks & Spencer to introduce gender-neutral toys by Spring 2014
The company said it had listened to feedback from customers.
# open doors
Tomorrow’s Marks & Spencer strike called off following talks
Management and unions will attend an emergency Labour Court hearing on Friday to try and end the dispute.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Everybody’s talking about the Marks and Spencer strike, major flight problems, and Nelson Mandela’s funeral…
# Prime Numbers
Mandela, the NSA and amazeyballs: The week in numbers
Plus: How much does the average family with two children spend on childcare every year?
# Industrial Action
More than 2,000 Marks & Spencer workers on strike today over pensions
The majority of the 17 Marks and Spencer stores around the country are closed today as staff take industrial action.
# Industrial Action
Staff to strike at Marks and Spencer tomorrow
Staff at Marks and Spencer have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action.