Aer Lingus plans Shannon move, felling logjam and why women are affected most by Covid-19

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Working from home is not all its cracked up to be.

Working from home is not all its cracked up to be.

 

Aer Lingus may shift its transatlantic services from Shannon to the UK as it continues to grapple with Government Covid-19 travel restrictions. Barry O’Halloran has the details.

Environmentalists oppose Government proposals to charge for forestry licence appeals, writes Barry O’Halloran, while sawmillers want the grounds for such challenges tightened.

A new app aimed at credit union members is set to close the digital gap between the institutions and competing banks, writes Ciara O’Brien.

Businesses with fewer than 10 workers can tap loans of up to ¤25,000 from a new €15 million fund launched by Microfinance Ireland (MFI) to aid them through the Covid-19 crisis , reports Barry O’Halloran.

Pilita Clark tells us that women are bearing the brunt of the Covid-19 recession.

“I received a gift of €280,000 cash from my parents in December 2015. They want to give em another €55,000. What are the tax implications?” Dominic Coyle answers your personal Finance questions.

Chris Johns argues that if the Government treats us like children in the fight against Covid-19 there will be a push back.

The Irish Times Business Awards 2020 are coming on Thursday at 1pm. Visit our dedicated site and catch up with the latest developments.

Teamwork spent £1 million on a new Belfast office this year, that now only has four people in it. Here’s what they learned from the Great Remote Work Experiment.

Applications for The Irish Times Innovation Awards for 2020 are now invited. The awards will recognise innovations and bright ideas brought to market between January 1st, 2019 and May 30th of this year, across five categories. It’s free to enter so check out irishtimes.com/innovationawards.

For all information on the Top 1000 Irish companies go toirishtimes.com/top1000.

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