Figures published on Wednesday showed the numbers receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment fell by more than 25,000 this week to 114,612. Photograph: iStock

Family businesses say they are competing against the Covid unemployment supports to get people back working again. A new report says the State will r(...)

Alison Cowzer and Michael Carey: The latest project of the husband-and-wife entrepreneurs is  East Coast Bakehouse, based on Drogheda, Co Louth. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography.

Family businesses form the backbone of the Irish economy, accounting for more than 40 per cent of all private sector employment. The benefits of famil(...)