Travel was one reason for the increase, with aviation virtually grinding to a halt almost as soon as the pandemic hit in March 2020. Photograph: iStock

When the pandemic turned our world on its head in the spring of 2020, Irish consumers quickly started to learn who their friends were. Some business(...)

Wish you were here? While  countries across Europe are beginning to reopen their tourist markets, Irish people still have no idea if they are coming or going. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish holidaymakers who had hoped to see even an outline of their summer plans emerging from the fog of confusion created by the Covid-19 pandemic wil(...)