Work may never be the same again for some of us, who will either work from home permanently or part of the time as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. Photograph: iStock
Rebooting Ireland

The past month has seen the reopening of the retail and a significant segment of the hospitality sectors. But many doors remain closed on streets and (...)

The survey of 292 businesses with 50 employees or fewer found that 83 per cent of them anticipated a decrease in turnover as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: iStock

Small Firms Association (SFA) director Sven Spollen-Behrens sums up the challenges facing small and medium sized businesses as they emerge from the lo(...)

Dublin City Council’s Covid-19 queuing rules are designed to prevent overcrowding on the city’s shopping streets, particularly pedestrianised areas such as Henry Street and Grafton Street (above).  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Dublin city shops will have to enforce a strict on-street queuing regime if they are to reopen their doors on Monday. Shop owners must ensure custome(...)

It is hoped that this scheme will keep as many people as possible on the payroll, amid fears that the spike in unemployment could be worse than previously expected. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

The Government’s €3.7 billion package to ease the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic will “play a crucial role in enabling the economy to bounce back”(...)

‘The next government should have a major focus on entrepreneurship and small business,’ says SFA director Sven Spollen-Behrens

The Small Firms Association (SFA) is calling on the incoming government, whatever its complexion, to take be more supportive of small business than it(...)

Halo Business Angel Network in Powerscourt, Co Wicklow

Monday, February 3rd Results: Ryanair, Alphabet, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Viacom. Indicators: Euro zone manufacturing PMI (Jan); UK manufacturing PMI(...)

SFA chairwoman Sue O’Neill said the SME and Entrepreneurship Strategy was needed to ensure competitiveness.

The Small Firms Association (SFA) has called on the Government to publish its strategy to help SMEs unlock their potential by the end of the year. SF(...)

Bank of America, PayPal and Netflix post their reults on Wednesday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

MONDAY Results: GW Pharmaceuticals. Indicators: Irish trade statistics (Jul); Euro-zone industrial production (Aug). Meetings: Brexit: Are We in (...)

The economy as reflected in unemployment rates in Ireland and across Europe continues to look healthy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Monday, September 30th Indicators: Euro zone unemployment (Aug); UK GDP (Q2), business investment (Q2), mortgage approvals and lending (Aug), net len(...)

“My generation might think that having a nine-to-five workplace routine is important, but the millennial generation wants a lot more flexibility.” Photograph: Getty Images

More than four-fifths of small businesses in Ireland are finding it difficult or very difficult to recruit and retain the right people. This was among(...)

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