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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,(...)

Business group Dublin Chamber said the new restrictions come as a major blow to many firms that had started to turn a corner. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

The Government has been urged to clarify the rationale behind the tightening of Covid-19 restrictions amid claims it has caused confusion across the b(...)

 Lockdown lifts in central Dublin: 300,000 may be left jobless once the Government removes its income support schemes. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP

An open letter to the Government from 1,000 scientists, disease experts and academics calling for a rethink on Ireland’s Covid-19 strategy should have(...)

A deserted Grafton Street in Dublin on the recent  bank holiday weekend. Ibec has suggested a €15bn reboot of the Irish economy once the lockdown restrictions have been lifted. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Employers’ group Ibec has called for a €15 billion reboot of the Irish economy to curb the effects of coronavirus and address some of the State’s majo(...)

 Danny McCoy: “The Covid-19 pandemic is a truly seminal moment in our lives, posing enormous challenges to the way humanity has organised itself over recent decades.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Employers’ group Ibec has called for a €15 billion reboot of the Irish economy to curb the effects of coronavirus and address some of the State’s majo(...)

 Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe: The windfall was driven by a number of big payments from multinationals in the tech and pharma sectors, the Department of Finance confirmed.

The Government took in a record €3.1 billion in corporation tax in one month in November, nearly 30 per cent more than expected. The windfall was dri(...)

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and British prime minister Boris Johnson during a press conference in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Business groups have given a cautious welcome to the new Brexit deal agreed between the UK and the EU on Thursday, but remain concerned about the prop(...)

‘Whatever happens with Brexit in the end is likely to be bad news for Ireland, assuming of course there isn’t a second referendum and the UK decides to stay in.’

The European Commission this week described Brexit as a “singular event” that “could constitute a major disaster”. The EU’s executive arm signalled it(...)

Director of economics and statistics at the Central Bank Mark Cassidy. Photograph: James Forde

The Central Bank is predicting sterling will drop in value to near-parity with the euro in the event of a no-deal Brexit, heaping further pain on Iris(...)

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