Danny Mccoy

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Water supply and sewerage staff, waste collectors and those who treat waste are on the “essential” list, , along with those required for emergency call-outs for electrical, plumbing, glazing and roofing work. Photograph: Getty Images

Essential workers can still go to work despite Friday’s restrictions, although people should be careful about putting themselves into qualifying categ(...)

The Private Hospital Association, which represents 19 hospitals, covering 2,000 hospital beds and 8,000 staff, said discussions were “continuing on arrangements to allow the State to contract, for a temporary period, the country’s private hospital bed capacity”. Photograph:  Jean-Francois Monier/AFP/Getty

Business groups reacted positively to new public restrictions and the closure of all but essential services to stem the spread of coronavirus, but urg(...)

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”(...)

Ibec said a €4 billion package, which equates to 1.2 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), could fund replacement rates of at least 70 per cent of net wages lost, for 20 weeks, for up to 500,000 workers

Ibec has called on the Government to provide up to €4 billion in income supports to households that have lost their regular income as a result of the (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Cabinet colleagues Simon Harris and Heather Humphreys, as well as Tony Holohan, chief medical officer, following the meeting of the Cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Government has unveiled a package of supports for businesses grappling with the fallout from coronavirus, including a 200 million liquidity fund a(...)

Bank of Ireland will be making proactive contact with businesses that may be impacted by the virus.

Bank of Ireland has announced a range of supports for businesses impacted by the outbreak of the coronavirus, including emergency working capital and (...)

Ibec chief Danny McCoy said: “All available options including remote working, flexible working, parental and carers leave, as well as other forms of leave should be reviewed. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Low paid workers and those in the “gig” economy who are affected by the corona virus will be particularly hit hard by the “anaemic” system of social p(...)

Danny McCoy of Ibec has issued a warning about the shrinking of the State. Photograph: Alan Betson

There is a lazy and simplistic way of looking at what Irish voters did in the general election. They want more stuff from the State and they rewarded (...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald meets people marching in Dublin as part of a strike over industrial disputes about pensions. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Investors in Irish stocks weren’t pleased by Sinn Féin’s strong showing in the general election, with banking and property stocks tumbling following t(...)

Guests at the Ibec Business Leaders Conference 2020 in the Convention Centre: it is not in Sinn Féin’s interests to bust the economy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Business people are the ultimate pragmatists and the election proved as much. If Ibec’s chief executive Danny McCoy had been tearing around Mondello r(...)

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