The credit unions involved have 250,000 members between them.  Photograph: Collins

Seven of the Republic’s largest credit unions and three non-bank lenders have signed up to participate in the Government’s €2 billion Covid-19 Credit (...)

Nick Ashmore, chief executive of the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (Isif), the State’s €10.5 billion sovereign wealth fund, said Nick Ashmore, currently chief executive of the Str(...)

 Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: ‘All businesses, large or small, need to assess their supply chains and take the necessary steps to mitigate against [Brexit-related] disruption.’ Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

1. Can you describe some of the adverse impacts on supply chains which Irish firms have had to contend with as a result of Covid-19? The onset of the(...)

As a result of Covid-19, Ireland SMEs, who are the backbone of our economy, need access to cash that will keep them in business.

As a nation we face a significant dilemma: the need to spend now so that we can save the current economy versus the need to save so that we can spend (...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: the changes will ‘bring our offering into line with similar schemes across Europe’. Photograph: PA

The Government has promised to push through legislation “next week” to enact its €2 billion Covid-19 credit guarantee scheme for SMEs. This will invol(...)

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys  said the legislation will ‘significantly beef up’ Microfinance Ireland (MFI) and enable a significant expansion of the Future Growth Loan Scheme operated by the SBCI. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

Only €11 million worth of loans have been provided to small businesses affected by the pandemic under the Government’s main support scheme, a figure w(...)

The National College of Ireland in the IFSC in Dublin.

The National College Of Ireland (NCI) third-level institute says it is on the lookout for a second campus in Dublin city in addition to its current ba(...)

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform secretary general Robert Watt has signalled that the Government is looking at  guarantee schemes, open-ended grants, and cases for equity capital support

The Government’s €200 million Covid-19 working capital fund for small businesses has seen a muted level of drawdowns amid concerns that the programme (...)

The Central Bank study found that if 70 per cent of vulnerable SMEs demand external liquidity and their non-personnel expenses can only be cut by 50 per cent, they would need €5.7 billion in supports. Photograph: PA Wire

Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the State may need up to €5.7 billion in emergency liquidity to help them through the Covid-19 crisis, a (...)

Germany and Switzerland have introduced schemes offering 100 per cent state guarantees for loans to SMEs to get through the coronavirus crisis and grow on the other side. Photograph: iStock

Investors in Irish banks, in which the Government holds large stakes, are nervous about the sector facing high levels of bad loans if it continues to (...)

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