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# M&S

Last week
3rd December 2023 - 9th December 2023
Irish consumers paying more than UK shoppers for some products this Christmas
A report by
Órla Ryan
Traders have no obligation to honour the current currency exchange rate, according to Ireland’s consumer watchdog.
Companies which operate in both Ireland and the UK often charge different prices for the same products
Supply chain issues, VAT and increased business costs post-Brexit can all play a role
Consumers have been urged to be aware of their rights during the busy Christmas shopping season
Last month
November 2023
M&S apologises for ad out-take showing burning Christmas party hats in Palestine flag colours
The image has since been removed ‘following feedback’ and M&S has apologised for ‘any unintentional hurt caused’.
This year
Man given suspended sentence for lewd act in M&S toilet in Dublin city-centre
The case followed an operation by gardaí, who had set up a surveillance operation.
All time
Man fined €400 over performing sex act in Marks & Spencer toilet
Jonathon dos Santos, 36, appeared before the Dublin District Court today.
Fifth man appears in court charged over public sex act in M&S toilet
Four other men appeared in court in recent weeks charged with the same offence on different dates.
'Lives could be saved': Woman with MS says adopted people should have access to medical history
“So many lives could be made better, saved, elongated, if doctors knew what they were testing for.”
Empty shelves in M&S not sign of post-Brexit food supply problems, industry body says
Photos of empty shelves in M&S stores have caused a stir in recent days.
‘We’re down 38% on last year’: The MS Readathon has been hit hard by the pandemic
Covid-19 has sped-up a change that was due to happen to the MS Readathon anyway – this year, adults can take part for the first time.
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.
Having MS in lockdown: 'I was petrified in the beginning, but people are really taking it seriously'
A virtual balloon race is taking place today, Word MS Day, at 6pm to raise money for MS Ireland.
I've been living with MS for 10 years now and remote working during Covid-19 is a huge help
Niamh McCarron says people with chronic illnesses and disabilities have been asking for remote working for years, often getting told that it can’t be supported, for a whole list of reasons.
'It's my saving grace': Calls for Ireland's only MS care centre to open for an extra 10 weeks a year
Karen Hynes has been going to the MS Care Centre for eight years.
'This is destroying lives': Patients say Ireland's neuro-rehab strategy has 'sat on a shelf for nearly a decade'
Neuro-rehabilitation services are needed by people living with MS, Parkinson’s disease and acquired brain injuries.
Opinion: It's hard enough living with MS without having to push for support
A new EU index shows Ireland lagging in its care of patients with MS, writes Lauren McCauley.
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.
Simon Harris says Ireland may own its own medicinal cannabis supply in the future
The legislation to underpin the medicinal cannabis scheme is due to be signed off on in the coming weeks.
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.
'There's no tragedy for me': US actress Selma Blair opens up about MS
The Legally Blonde and Cruel Intentions star (46), was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in August 2018.
Selma Blair is just as obsessed with her red carpet cane as everyone else
Pink diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
'The medication is constantly improving' - ex-Limerick star on living with multiple sclerosis
Former All-Star hurler Andrew O’Shaughnessy has always been positive about his condition.
Manning up to MS: My diagnosis awoke my inner strength
I was never an alpha male but since my diagnosis with MS, I’ve faced major challenges and now I feel equal to the men who inspire me, writes Keith Byrne,
Medical cannabis products can now be prescribed in Northern Ireland
The move has been welcomed by some, while others say the new rules are still too restrictive.
A pair of childhood sweethearts were reunited on Liveline where they reminisced about their first date
Grab the tissues.
M&S to close 100 stores across the UK by 2020
No Irish stores will be affected as part of the move.
Column: 'I have to teach myself to smile (I didn't realise it was so easy to lose a smile)'
53-year-old Bandon native Fiach Lynch has MS and is running the Cork City Marathon in June.
Breakthrough could lead to treatment that would delay progression of advanced MS
MS affects around 9,000 people in Ireland.
Dublin councillor with MS: 'I was on a walking stick at 32 ... now I plan to run the marathon'
Mark Wards writes about his journey from crippling depression to running the Dublin City Marathon for MS awareness.
Life with MS: 'Not only was I now disabled, I was a disabled bride'
Despite the uncertainty of MS, I’m honestly happier than I’ve ever been, writes Rosie McCormack.
'Imaginations flourish': 30 years of good done through the MS Readathon
Did you discover one of your favourite authors during the MS Readathon?
Marks and Spencer butted into a Twitter war between Lidl and Aldi and shut it down hilariously
They aren’t too posh to have a sense of humour.
Vaccines can be blamed for illness without scientific proof, EU court rules
The decision stems from the case of a man who developed MS shortly after being vaccinated against hepatitis B.
Marijuana 'eases chronic pain, but may increase risk of schizophrenia'
A US study has found that cannabis almost certainly reduces chronic pain and eases nausea from chemotherapy.
'I need to speak to a professional' - Cork singer waiting for counselling after MS diagnosis
He said that while he was “doing as well as can be expected”, he is having problems accessing help.
M&S are now selling prosecco jellies and marshmallows
Oh jaysus.
Marks & Spencer says it's committed to Ireland amid plans to close stores
The retailer has seen a large dip in profits.
Irish scientist gets €2m grant to develop new treatment for arthritis, MS and Alzheimer’s disease
It could have a big impact on patients’ lives.
The HSE is going to help MS sufferers walk again
Fampyra has given MS patients the ability to walk again.
Prosecco flavoured crisps? Yep, they're on the way
Sure why wouldn’t they be says you.
'My vision blurred, like there was rain on the windscreen, but it wasn't raining'
Lucina Russell was diagnosed with MS in 2011. Here she explains why she is hopeful for her future.
Marks and Spencer's fortunes are looking a lot rosier - is it all down to this skirt?
It certainly hasn’t done any harm.