INM said it would avail of the series of Government measures to provide financial support to workers and employers.

Company says it will avail of Government supports in respect of lower-paid staff

The best performing Irish stock of the day was Ryanair, which finished up 15 per cent.

Markets across the world bounce back as good news on Covid-19 emerges from Europe

Amryt Pharma said the company has more contingency plans in place to deal with the crisis should they be required.

Company said the impact of Covid-19 on its business has been minimised so far

AIB chief executive Colin Hunt said the bank recognises the extraordinary pressure on families.

Bank has taken a number of steps to assit people dealing with coronavirus pandemic

Draper Esprit chief executive Martin Davis said the company was not “over exposed” to any particular market.

Dublin-listed venture capital firm has outlined the measures it has taken on Covid-19

Associated British Foods, which owns the Penneys and Primark chains of retailers, issued an update on Monday.

Primark stops placing new orders for clothes as store closures cost it €705m a month in lost sales

KBC Bank Ireland said it  was putting “every possible resource” into dealing with the coronavirus.

Bank has begun dealing with applications to assist people affected by the coronavirus

Stobart Air has said it will operate a reduced schedule for the rest of the week in response to the coronavirus crisis.

Aer Lingus regional operator says it is responding to the staggering impact of Covid-19

Following the acquisition, Greencoat Renewables’ total installed capacity base will increase to 528.1MW.

Portfolio of three wind farms comes with 16-year long term fixed rate project finance

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar making his address to the nation in a rare live broadcast. Handout photograph: RTÉ/PA Wire

Business Week: widespread job losses forecast with no sector of the economy to escape

DPD  expect to see a drop in ecommerce shipments next week as many  retailers have closed their doors and online consumers will become more conscious of their  financial situation

An Post says it is trying to maintain collection and delivery services for as long as possible

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar making his address to the nation in a rare live broadcast.

Timeline of events tracks the progression and impact of Covid-19 since the first case

Post offices have introduced social distancing and other measures to safeguard customers and staff.

An Post has outlined a series of measures designed to combat the spread of Covid-19

Tánaiste Simon Coveney had originally called on holidaymakers in Spain who want to fly home to do so by  Thursday.

Department of Foreign Affairs advises against all travel to Germany unless resident

Irish Distillers said it has the necessary products to manufacture large-scale quantities of alcohol gel.

Producer of the Jameson and Powers whiskey labels offer to help the HSE meet demand

Jacksepticeye: Seán McLoughlin

Prestigious list honours 300 young people seen as transforming a wide range of sectors

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said the airline could survive a prolonged period of running no flights.

Airline chief Michael O’Leary says it could survive prolonged period of having no flights

The site was purchased from Summix, an urban mixed-use regeneration project specialist.

Construction of the new development will begin in July following demolition works

Racing at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival last Friday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Flutter has told shareholders it is facing an unprecedented challenge from coronavirus

Willie Walsh, CEO of International Airlines Group speaks during a closing press briefing.

Aer Lingus parent provides update on ’increasingly negative impact’ of the virus

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Blair House, Washington DC, discussing the coronavirus crisis during a press conference. Photograph: Niall Carson / PA Wire

Business Week: markets went into meltdown as governments tried to stop the bleeding

Applegreen said it was passing savings directly on to customers in response to the lowering of crude oil prices.

Move follows 30% crash in oil prices earlier this week over Saudi Arabia and Russia row

Trinity College Dublin has said a student has been diagnosed with Covid-19. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Man being treated and university to withdraw students from hospital placements

Bishop John McDowell (64) was ordained in 1996 and has served as Bishop of Clogher since 2011.

New Archbishop of Armagh says he is ‘overwhelmed’ by confidence shown in him

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney upgrades overall security status in respect of Spain.

Advice applies to to Madrid, Vitoria and Labastida in the Basque Country and La Rioja

Capt Dara Fitzpatrick (pictured), Capt Mark Duffy and winch team Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith all died in the Rescue 116 helicopter crash.

Review board to be established for investigation after application by interested party

The new vehicle type to be supplied is the P370 B4x4 manufactured by Scania, and they will replace the current fleet.

New trucks will replace the current fleet that entered service between 1998 and 2003

EU commissioner for transport Adina Valean said the temporary measure would allow airlines to adjust their capacity. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

European Commission is to bring in a law to ease its ‘use it or lose it’ rule for airport slots

Yew Grove chief executive Jonathan Laredo said the company is eyeing “a pipeline” of acquisitions.

Company eyeing properties worth €120m this year but market jitters could hit timing

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Cabinet colleagues Simon Harris and Heather Humphreys, as well as Tony Holohan, chief medical officer, following the meeting of the Cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Government has provided details of supports available to firms grappling with the crisis

Ryanair said it was continuing to comply fully with WHO and national government guidance and travel bans.

Ryanair passengers have until Midnight on Friday to come home

Bank of Ireland said a “significant contributor” to the gender pay gap is “imbalance at senior levels” at the bank.

Bank publishes details of its gender pay gap following an analysis of company-wide data

Dalata chief Pat McCann said the company’s main concern was the health and wellbeing of personnel and customers.

Ireland’s biggest hotel operator dealing with marked deterioration over past fortnight

AvAir’s Dublin facility is located in the Horizon Logistics Park, Unit D6, Swords Co Dublin.

Global supplier of aviation parts expanding European presence with 25,000sq ft facility

A coronavirus Covid-19 billboard on display at the Beacon Hospital, Sandyford, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Company will deliberately expose humans to a coronavirus in bid for Covid-19 vaccine

Sibusiso Lowrene, a single mother with two young children, was supported in moving out of direct provision

Depaul chief said ‘important initiative’ mitigates risk of people ending up homeless

Members of We Are Church and the Catholic Women’s Council are pictured during a protest outside the Apostolic Nunciature on the Navan Road in Dublin on International Women’s Day. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Journalist organised rally demanding equal status for men and women in Catholic Church

Ministers were briefed about the possible widespread closure of schools, postponement of sporting events and other mass gatherings and businesses in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Photograph: Getty Images

Business Week: also in the news were the economy, jobs, a united Ireland and housing

Bank of Ireland will be making proactive contact with businesses that may be impacted by the virus.

Bank provides for emergency working capital and payment flexibility on loan facilities

Open Orphan executive chairman Cathal Friel said the acquisition of Hvivo was reaping benefits for the company.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Dublin-listed pharma group announces contract with European biotech company

The airline almost collapsed in January but was saved following a last minute intervention by the UK government.

Airline flies from Belfast City, Cork, Dublin and Knock to regional airports in the UK

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and road users with camera footage to come forward.

Woman in her 30s fatally injured when vehicle mounted pavement in Raheny

All presidents are entitled to an annual presidential allowance of €317,000 per calendar year. File photograph: Frank Miller/	The Irish Times

President comes in under budget in terms of his annual allowance, fresh data reveals

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said the airline would continue to monitor the situation, but further cuts could be necessary.

Airline chief Michael O’Leary says there has been some ‘hysteria’ and ‘lunacy’ over virus

Some staff at Google in Dublin – where there are more than 8,000 employees – were told to work from home. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Background: Google, Twitter and Indeed have already asked employees to stay home

Michael Carvill , managing director Kenmare Resources plc adressing last year’s AGM. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

Company aiming to increase production to 1.2 million tonnes per annum of ilmenite

Nama had its planned lifespan extended by the Government last year. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Agency announces it has redeemed the outstanding €1.06bn of subordinated debt

Airlines and tourism-related stocks were amongst the hardest hit with countries curbing travel. Photograph: Getty Images

Business Week: Also in the news was Brexit; the economy; tax reforms; and Eason deal

Aer Lingus saw increases in capacity on routes to San Francisco, Seattle and Philadelphia. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

IAG says it is seeing weaker demand and cutting capacity on some routes

Glenveagh Properties chief executive Stephen Garvey, who is also co-founder of the business.

Homebuilder triples revenue and output on back of strong demand

Gardaí said a window was smashed during the  incident

Window smashed during incident in Cromcastle Court area of Kilmore on Wednesday night

Cannabis with an estimated street value of €25,000 was seized during the searches in Drogheda

Garda dog Rex located €53,000 worth of suspected heroin on property in Cork city

An orange warning means there will be ‘infrequent and dangerous weather conditions’. Photograph: iStock

Emergency co-ordination group to meet as high winds, heavy rain and flooding forecast

Jim Costello, who contracted polio at an Irish international rugby match, is pictured here in 2004. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Jim Costello (77) was 15 when his life changed forever watching Ireland-Scotland

Passengers wearing protective face masks arrive at the Hongqiao railway station in Shanghai. Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images

One confirmed case of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland but none in Republic so far

Cattle caught in a snow shower in Tullamore, Co Offaly on Tuesday. Photograph: Niall Carson / PA Wire

Met Éireann issues status yellow warning for hail, sleet and snow during Wednesday

The consumer pulse has staged a rebound in recent months which continued in February.

Bank of Ireland analysis shows consumers loosening purse strings as Brexit on back burner

ReActiv8 is an implantable restorative neurostimulation system designed to treat disabling chronic low back pain.

Revenue at Irish medical device company targeting chronic back pain almost doubles

Dubray Books owner Gemma Barry and Liam Hanly, chief executive of Eason, pictured at the announcement of their deal.

Dubray employs about 90 people, has annual sales of €9m, and makes profits of €700,000

The commercial vacancy rate in Dublin was 12 per cent, which was 1.3 per cent lower than the national average.

Almost a quarter (23.5%) of all commercial properties in Ireland are located in Dublin

Mastercard will take on more office space at One and Two South County, a newly built campus in Leopardstown.

Company to significantly expand European technology hub in Leopardstown, Dublin

Diversified energy and services group DCC has announced the appointment of a new CFO. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Diversified energy and services group to make changes with Fergal O’Dwyer to retire

Leo Varadkar as he leaves Áras an Uachtaráin having tendered his resignation to President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Business Week: also in the news were jobs, corporation tax, Brexit and the coronavirus

Kollect chief executive John O’Connor: the company was founded in Co Waterford and is listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market in Sweden.

Waterford company allows businesses and consumers to arrange collection online

President Michael D Higgins with Windmill Lane Recording Studio chief executive Naomi Moore, and musicians Paul Brady and Dónal Lunney. Photograph: Damien Eagers / The Irish Times

Fáilte Ireland chief said the world famous facility will be a ‘huge draw’ for tourists

The company said the craftery will include a personalisation station where messages are hand iced on products.

Company was acquired by family-owned Ferrero International for £112m in 2015

Simon Betty has been appointed to the newly created role of managing director city quarters and developments.

Part-owner of Dundrum Town Centre is moving beyond pure retail in Ireland

Tullow Oil chairwoman Dorothy Thompson .

Company says it remains optimistic about the region’s potential despite abandonment

Bertand Gautier, Paul O’Donnell and Ronan Murphy of Greencoat Renewables at the Irish Stock Exchange. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Deal for Letteragh Wind Farm brings portfolio of operational wind assets to 476MW

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald celebrates at the RDS count centre in Dublin. Photograph: Damien Eagers

Business Week: Also in the news were warnings from Europe, housing and the coronavirus

Brendan Conway, buying executive for Lidl Ireland; John O’Brien, managing director of O’Brien Fine Foods, and Henry Howard, senior buyer for Lidl Ireland.

Retailer will list O’Brien Fine Foods products in a total of 7,438 Lidl stores internationally

Jane Howard, CEO of Ulster Bank. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

New mortgage lending at the bank tops €1.4bn, new lending to businesses was €1.6bn

Ninety five projects in Galway benefitted from the bequest to the Society of St Vincent De Paul. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Maureen O’Connell bequeathed funds to the Society of St Vincent de Paul in Galway

Rory Dignam and Justine Doswell at the launch of the St Patrick’s Festival programme. Photograph: Gareth Chaney / Collins

Five days of events nationwide expected to generate more than €73m, organisers say

The National Lottery has appealed to players across Mayo to check their tickets.

Winner of €17m jackpot has yet to make contact with National Lottery headquarters

Snow-covered fields in Kilteel, Co Kildare, on Tuesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Further bad weather expected with arrival of Storm Dennis over the weekend

During the final quarter of 2019, more than four out of five new dwelling completions were in urban areas.

Total number of completed dwellings up 18 per cent, CSO figures show

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald celebrates with her supporters after being elected. Photograph: Charles McQuillan / Getty Images

Ratings agency expects more public spending but leaves State’s credit rating unchanged

The Central Bank has published a paper that warns of the economic impact even in the event of an EU-UK free trade deal.

Central Bank paper warns no-deal Brexit could wipe out UK demand for Irish exports

DBRS Morningstar, in a commentary on Ireland, said 2020 could prove to be a “pivotal year” for the Republic.

Ratings agency DBRS Morningstar says it expects another centrist administration

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. The focus this week was  very much on  housing and wider economic issues due to the election

Business Week: also in the news were the coronavirus, Ryanair and commercial property

The current annual rent roll for the portfolio is about €1.6 million.

Millennium Park deal consists of 13,100sq m of modern offices over six buildings

An Post chief executive David McRedmond: “we’ve accelerated our commitment to reduce our carbon footprint by 50%   from 2030 to 2025”

Company says zero-carbon emission delivery will be rolled out to Cork, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick and Waterford by the end of 2020

Business activity showed a modest pick-up in Dublin during the final quarter of last year.

Latest Dublin Economic Monitor shows modest pick-up in capital’s business activity

Financial services activity in January rose sharply, albeit at the slowest rate in three months. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Latest AIB Ireland Services PMI shows growth increase spurred on by new work

Bryan Scannell and Padraig Rushe of Initiative Ireland at NovaUCD. Photograph: Harrison Photography

Initiative Ireland ramps up lending after facilitating €25m in loans since 2015 inception

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage flag-waving in the  European Parliament. He was told by Irish MEP Mairead McGuinness: “Put your flags away. You’re leaving, and take the flags with you if you are leaving now.” Photograph: Getty Images

Business Week: also in the news were wealth, the economy, housing and corporate deals

The fundraising has been underwritten by Raglan Capital, an entity controlled by executive chairman Cathal Friel.

Drug consulting services platform to use proceeds to fund growth and synergies

Media entrepreneur Niall McGarry is the majority shareholder of the Maximum Media group.

Maximum Media, majority owned by Niall McGarry, did not meet its targets last year

The NCTS said it was made aware of a defect with a similar make and model of lift that is used to elevate vehicles.

Customers advised to continue to book and turn up for their NCT as normal

Gardaí are investigating the murder and dismemberment of teenager Keane Mulready-Woods.

Members of the force currently in the Oldbridge area of Co Meath as searches continue

Figures from the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland  show there was incremental growth in mortgage drawdowns in each quarter of 2019.

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland publishes figures for fourth quarter of 2019

The group said consumer spending and a bounce in business investment would drive growth.

Goodbody’s ‘health check’ highlights threats including corporate tax reform

Greencore  chief executive Patrick Coveney. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A third of shareholders at the Irish food group voted against its remuneration policy

Judgments against all types of businesses, particularly small businesses, saw large increases.

Small business judgments increased 66% compared to 46% against all businesses

Retail Excellence said that a ‘degree of vulnerability’ continues to exist in the sector.

Retail Excellence, which represents 2,000 companies, publishes election manifesto

Mincon chief executive Joe Purcell (centre) thanked Peter Lynch for his work in recent years.

Peter Lynch to leave company to pursue other interests and move closer to family

TEKenable chief technology officer Peter Rose and managing director Nick Connors. The firm said it was experiencing rapid growth. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Maura Hickey

Company, which provides digital services, is to invest €1m for roles over next two years

Apple chief executive Tim Cook is presented with the inaugural IDA special recognition award   by IDA chief executive  Martin Shanahan, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and IDA chairman Frank Ryan. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Business Week: French finance minister gets the dig in at Davos as Brexit becomes law

The ‘I love St Anne’s’ campaign holding a rally in St Anne’s Park, Raheny, last year. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Locals have been opposing plans by developer Crevkav to build the units on the land

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