Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe at Government Buildings in Dublin ahead of announcing the budget. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said he plans to set up an equity fund to invest in “high innovation” Irish companies, in order to boost supports(...)

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar announcing the €2 million Micro-Enterprise Assistance Fund at the K-Leisure facility in Naas, Co Kildare. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Government has announced a new grant of up to €1,000 for small businesses most affected by coronavirus restrictions to help them adapt to be able (...)

Online orders and deliveries from retailers and restaurants have grown during the pandemic. Photograph: Alan Betson

The scale of disruption faced by the retail sector since the beginning of March is hard to overstate. All shops, save for those deemed essential, were(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Marc MacSharry hit out at what he described as “Stasi” guidelines for pubs serving food. Photograph: iStock

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said that there will be no additional administrative burden on pubs and restaurants under the temporary measu(...)

The Beef Finisher Payment scheme is a one-off, exchequer-funded grant aid programme

The European Commission has formally approved a €50 million Irish scheme to support those working in the beef sector who have been affected by the cor(...)

The Government faces the tricky task of adapting supports to the possibility that there will no effective vaccine against Covid-19 available for a prolonged period. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

It is increasingly clear that the economic damage from the pandemic will be deep and lasting. The rise in cases of the virus as economies reopen acros(...)

Captain Evan Cullen: “Aviation workers in Ireland have been ignored by government since the Covid-19 crisis began.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Pilots are accusing the Government of ignoring aviation workers since the Covid-19 crisis began in March. The Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (Ialp(...)

A recent survey found that just 14 per cent of Irish companies now opposed flexible working. Photograph: iStock

Employment conditions need to be “significantly reviewed” in light of the coronavirus pandemic, as much of the legislation in place is not fit for pur(...)

Mick Finnegan was about 14 when he was abused by a senior figure in St John Ambulance. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Allegations of child sexual abuse made against a former senior member of St John Ambulance have been deemed to be founded, following an investigation (...)

Dublin’s Digital Hub, home to more than 70 companies, has warned it may need to seek emergency funding as Covid-19 impacts its finances.

Dublin’s Digital Hub, which is home to more than 70 companies, has warned it may need to seek emergency funding from the State as Covid-19 impacts its(...)

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