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 Dalata hotel group chief executive Pat McCann: ‘Essentially, 2021 will be all about keen pricing, across all our segments. And that is to build volume.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s a Tuesday morning in the four-star Clayton Hotel in Leopardstown, south Dublin, and the lobby is an oasis of calm. Normally it would be hopping. (...)

The new, cheaper Apple Watch SE was unveiled during an Apple event in California on Tuesday.

The bill to the exchequer from Covid-19 could hit €50 billion by the end of 2022, the employers’ group Ibec has warned in its pre-budget submission. E(...)

Cairn Homes chief executive Michael Stanley, who acquired 500,000 shares in the company on Monday.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Two of the founders of listed Irish housebuilder Cairn Homes acquired 1 million shares in the company between them on Monday at a cost of just under €(...)

JP McMahon says that just one of his three Galway restaurants is financially viable at present. Photograph: Fusionshooters

The Michelin-star Aniar restaurant in Galway will remain closed until at least next March, its owner, JP McMahon, has said. This is due to the impact (...)

Eason’s flagship store on O’Connell Street in Dublin. The sale of the property has been delayed due to the impact of Covid-19 on the economy.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

It was a momentous day in the landmark Apple tax case involving Ireland. Read Joe Brennan’s piece on how the EU’s second highest court struck down the(...)

The Eccles Hotel & Spa in Glengariff, west Cork. Owner Ray Byrne says it is already 45 per cent full for July, as it prepares to reopen on June 29th.

The owner of the Eccles Hotel and Spa in west Cork says it is already 45 per cent full for July and at 40 per cent average occupancy for August as it (...)

In addition to a task force, developer Michael O’Flynn has called for the Central Bank’s macroprudential rules on mortgage lending to be relaxed. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Cork property developer Michael O’Flynn has urged the Government to create a task force to develop a series of reforms to tackle the housing crisis an(...)

Mary McKenna, founder of Tour America and Cruise Holidays,  had budgeted to arrange holidays for 45,000 customers this year. Photograph: iStock

One of Ireland’s biggest tour operators expects this year to be a wipeout because of the impact of Covid-19 on the economy but is encouraged by early (...)

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney: ‘I am hugely proud of the way in which our people have responded to the extraordinary challenges of Covid-19.’  Photograph: The Irish Times

Convenience food group Greencore has reported a near 70 per cent collapse in demand for its food-to-go products on foot of the Covid-19 pandemic. Th(...)

Bewley’s Cafe on Grafton Street in Dublin. Staff at the cafe have been told it will close permanently. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The operator of Bewley’s cafe on Grafton Street decided to close the historic cafe after concluding that sales could be hit by 40-80 per cent under Co(...)

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