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Only PCR tests have been recognised as sufficient proof for illness benefit, though this is set to change.   Photograph: Alan Betson

Close contacts of people with Covid-19 will have the five-day period of restricted movement reduced if they are fully boosted, under the latest move b(...)

Brexit has fuelled a major pick-up in North-South trade but also a downturn in imports from Britain. Photograph: iStock

Employers’ group Ibec and the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) are to collaborate on a new all-island economy research project. The aim (...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen unveils the bloc’s new climate targets in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph: AP Photo/Valeria Mongelli

Thirteen radical proposals to decarbonise Europe and reverse an impending climate disaster. That’s what the EU’s “Green Deal” package, published this (...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, EU economy commissioner Paolo Gentiloni and energy commissioner Kadri Simson unveils the EU climate plan in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph: Thierry Monasse/Bloomberg

The most controversial aspect of the European Union’s latest climate plan – the proposed carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) – was described by(...)

The judgment was welcomed by unions and employer organisations. Photograph: iStock

The Supreme Court has overturned a far-reaching High Court finding that a 2015 law, under which sectoral employment orders could set minimum pay and c(...)

Liz Canavan: the number of people in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment continues to fall. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Employers who are struggling to hire or rehire staff are being encouraged to notify the Department of Social Protection, who will follow up with the w(...)

A man walks past the Science Gallery on Dublin’s Pearse Street on Thursday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There’s now a consensus that the Irish economy will remain relatively subdued for the first half of 2021, with both the duration of Level 5 restrictio(...)

Ibec chief economist Fergal O’Brien and director general Danny McCoy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Employers’ group Ibec is calling for a major overhaul of the State’s National Development Plan (NDP) and an additional €70 billion in spending on key (...)

Cost of PPE will be a ‘substantial drag on businesses for some time to come’, said Isme. Photograph: iStock

The Government is effectively profiting from the maintenance of public health by charging businesses VAT on the purchase of personal protective equipm(...)

 A report by Ibec says builders have been among the worst hit by the impact of Covid-19 on the economy. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

So, we’re not “in this together” after all. The slogan, meant to unify the national spirit in the initial phase of the State’s anti-Covid-19 lockdown,(...)

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