Hotels, non-food retail, retail property, leisure and entertainment industry businesses have been the worst affected by the coronavirus crisis. Photograph: iStock

Investment funds that snapped up billions of euro of Irish property and business loans after the financial crisis may use Covid-related breaches of lo(...)

Former Debenhams staff protesting outside its store on Dublin’s Henry Street in June: the company was one of the high-profile retailers to put their Irish arms into liquidation. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The level of corporate insolvencies in Ireland may peak next year at levels last seen at the end of the financial crisis as the real cost of the Covid(...)

 Grafton Street in Dublin recently: Insolvent liquidations are set to spike in the coming months, particularly in the retail, hospitality and tourism sectors. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

As the economy continues to emerge gingerly from a coronavirus-induced coma and companies survey the damage, many are running out of time, putting off(...)