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Will it be July or September? Whenever it is, it will be to a much changed world. In China, normality is creeping back. Shops are reopening. Pe(...)

The construction sector employs not far off 150,000 people directly and a significant number will now have no work. Photograph: iStock

Another significant part of the economy is to shut completely for at least the next two weeks – including most of the construction sector and parts of(...)

What about those taking home over €76,000? No subsidy is available for these earners.

How will it work? The income support scheme is designed to help companies to retain employees on their books through the duration of the pandemic by (...)

In his analysis of the economic package announced yesterday, Cliff Taylor says the Government did what it had to do

The Government’s Covid-19 economic stimulus package was largely welcomed, although construction unions appeared split over news that the Government wo(...)

The Government is doing what it has to do – and has moved quickly.

The economic support package announced by the Government is on a massive scale, with more than €300 million to be spent in each of the next 12 weeks, (...)

A near-deserted Grafton Street in Dublin. File photograph: Dave Meehan

The Government is finalising its package to support employees and businesses through the coronavirus crisis against a backdrop of increased fears abou(...)

A near-deserted Dublin city centre.

The extraordinary economic impact of the coronavirus is startling as the restrictions introduced on public health grounds lead to a major drop in dema(...)

A wave of Covid-19 uncertainty has led to a huge sell-off in most asset classes, as investors choose liquidity. Photograph: iStock

The interest rate on Irish government debt has risen sharply as bonds are hit in the latest wave of selling on international markets. As governments(...)

The Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, a popular tourist destination. The sector faces long-term uncertainty as a result of the coronavirus. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The economy faces a significant hit in the short-term as the new restrictions announced by the Government come into force. Key parts of the economy – (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a media update following a meeting of the Cabinet Subcommittee on Covid-19 at Government Buildings on Monday. Photo:Gareth Chaney/Collins

The coronavirus crisis is likely to wipe out the expected surplus in the public finances this year, as the Government pushes up spending to deal with (...)

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