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Shops are shut due to Covid-19 measures but Debenhams  is continuing to trade online

The move by UK chain Debenhams to seek protection from creditors will not hit its stores in the Republic, the company said on Monday. The department (...)

Banks are redirecting staff to help larger offices and contact centres cope with the surge in queries from customers. Photograph: Getty

Thousands of frontline bank workers are being offered top-up payments for putting their shoulders to the wheel as the sector seeks to maintain service(...)

Ryanair says a significant number of passengers are not showing up for flights, particularly those to and from Italy.

Ryanair is cutting a quarter of flights to and from Italy for three weeks from the middle of this month as coronavirus hits bookings. The airline tol(...)

Traders have piled into asset classes that are seen as shelters during economic storms. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Shares listed on the Iseq index in Dublin shed more than a tenth of their value this week, as the rout fuelled by panic over coronavirus continued to (...)

When Donald Trump puts Mike Pence in charge, you know something unusual must be happening. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg

When Donald Trump puts Mike Pence in charge, you know something unusual must be happening. Trump has asked his vice-president to lead the response in (...)

HBFI said on Thursday that it loaned a total of €114 million to finance the construction of 616 new homes around the State in its first 12 months. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

State-owned Home Building Finance Ireland (HBFI) loaned builders €114 million to fund more than 600 new dwellings in its first full year, the latest f(...)

Ziva Eger, chief executive of Israel’s Foreign Investment and Industrial Co-operation Authority: ‘Israel is different to Ireland. We don’t feel that competition so much. Ireland has the market [the European Union] but it does not have the technology level that we have.’

As IDA Ireland this week announced another record year of job wins for the State, its chief executive Martin Shanahan acknowledged that stiffer compet(...)

Mortgage lending to first-time buyers has increased by 15 per cent. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

House prices are flatlining across the Republic as the banking regulator’s lending rules take the heat out of property inflation, a report from websit(...)

 Patrick Lordan, Garda National Economic Crime Bureau, Ian Drennan, ODCE, Derville Rowland, Central Bank, Pat Clavin, CAB and Kenan Furlong, A&L Goodbody at the summit in  Dublin. Photograph: Orla Murray/SON Photo

Garda fraud investigators have recovered more than €20 million from criminals who duped businesses over the past four years, a conference in Dublin he(...)

 Jeremy Masding, group chief executive  of  Permanent TSB where job cuts are expected to be announed next year. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

Permanent TSB chief executive Jeremy Masding, who announced on Thursday he plans to quit at some stage next year after eight years at the helm, has so(...)

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