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Ryanair pointed out that vaccinating the Republic’s most vulnerable groups had cut hospitalisations and serious illness, with less than 50 cases now in intensive care.

Covid quarantine rules forced Ryanair to fly an empty jet from Paris to Dublin last week, the group revealed as it called for the restrictions to be a(...)

The acquisition of Elm Hall brings to 13 the number of nursing homes owned by Carechoice. File photograph: iStock

Nursing home group Carechoice has bought a 60-bedroom facility in Co Kildare in a deal thought to be worth about €10 million. Carechoice owns and ru(...)

Plans to require major multinationals to report country-by-country breakdowns of profits and costs in the EU are on the way. File photograph: Getty Images

Plans to require major multinationals to report country-by-country breakdowns of profits and costs in the EU are on the way, with the details now bein(...)

The troubled Scandinavian carrier and four Irish subsidiaries have High Court protection from creditors. Photograph: iStock

Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS) is close to an agreement on ending aircraft leases with Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the High Court hea(...)

 A shopper in  Tesco in Rush, Co Dublin:  the retailer  saw the biggest increase in trip size among all the grocers this period. Photograph: Alan Betson

With bars and restaurants closed, Irish shoppers spent an additional €143 million on take-home groceries over the past 12 weeks, latest figures from r(...)

‘Airlines will need ongoing access to emergency liquidity - including government support’. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

More airlines will go out of business this year as the industry faces the loss of a further $38 billion, according to a new report. The International(...)

Northern Ireland is bearing the brunt of Brexit: Empty  shelves in Tesco, Banbridge.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There has been no more frustrating a place than “T11” at Dublin Port for lorry drivers, customs agents and businesses since Brexit kicked in just over(...)

The number of people passing through the Republic’s airports fell more than 80 per cent in 2020. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The swift reaction by governments in Europe and further afield to the emergence of a new Covid-19 strain in Britain highlighted once again the uncerta(...)

“Government spending on State pensions, public service pensions, health, and long-term care will increase in real terms as the population ages.”  Photograph: Getty Images

The Republic’s rapidly ageing population is likely to cost the exchequer an additional €850 million a year from 2021 onwards, the Irish Fiscal Advisor(...)

Sunnier times:  An Ulster Bank branch in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

Niamh Brennan, the University College Dublin management professor, was preparing to sit through an induction session for new Ulster Bank board members(...)

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