An ATM in Valencia, Spain, displays a #StayAtHome message. Much now depends on banks’ ability to withstand coronavirus and its aftershocks. Photograph: EPA

On the day that Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy in September 2008, the front page of the Financial Times carried a photograph of John Thain, the (...)

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Convenience food giant Greencore has suspended financial guidance for this year and moved to eliminate non-essential operating costs after seeing a “m(...)

Boris Johnson earlier this week. The PM delayed introducing containment measures in the UK, while trumpeting a controversial ‘herd immunity’ strategy. Photograph: PA Video/PA Wire

The UK government’s 360-degree turn on coronavirus was metaphorically completed yesterday when prime minister Boris Johnson, his health minster, Matt (...)

 The UK chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced supports for the self-employed

European stocks reversed course to end higher on Thursday, tracking gains on Wall Street, while investors awaited a vote by the European Parliament on(...)

Jurgen Klopp: “First and foremost, all of us have to do whatever we can to protect one another. In society, I mean. This should be the case all the time in life, but in this moment I think it matters more than ever.” Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

In another timeline, Liverpool won the Premier League over the weekend. This article would undoubtedly be saluting Jurgen Klopp’s messianic achievemen(...)

A graphic representation of novel coronavirus created by Irish scientist Eoin Winston of Nexu and Jason McLellan from the University of Texas.   It includes a realistic representation of its distinctive spike protein which may be key to developing a vaccine.

This is part of a series of regular updates from Irish Times Environment and Science Editor Kevin O’Sullivan who is examaining scientific initiatives (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: The Government is considering increasing the payment made available to those who have lost their jobs due to C19.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe says he is interested in how a UK proposal to cover up to 80 per cent of the wages of employees laid off due to t(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster said on Friday evening that  schools were a good place to provide free childcare for key  workers during the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire.

Schools in Northern Ireland are to be repurposed as facilities to care for the children of key workers during the coronvirus outbreak. First Ministe(...)

British chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak has signalled a 12-month rates suspension for all retail and leisure businesses with a rateable value of less than £51,000.

A group comprising most big British retailers in Ireland has written to the Government requesting it follow the UK government in suspending commercial(...)

The State can borrow to try and ensure that by the end of 2021 most individuals and companies will be back on their feet. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As the nation comes to grips with the scale of the Covid-19 epidemic and its accelerating spread, we have begun to realise that our daily lives will b(...)

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