Declan Hughes

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Tom Talbot, head of Revenue’s customs operations, told a Government briefing that solutions to the delays ‘will come quickly’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Revenue has apologised for delays in its customs IT system as it struggles to cope with up to 20,000 declarations for small parcels from Britain being(...)

 Freight trucks  at Dublin Port. The Department of Transport  suggested that some  companies had been insufficiently prepared for complexities when exporting products to Ireland. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie

Officials working with Revenue and several government departments have said supply chain issues in the Irish retail sector since the new year are a re(...)

The €2 billion scheme, announced as part of the Government’s July stimulus package, provides low-cost loans to businesses impacted by the pandemic with up to 80 per cent guaranteed by the State.

Up to 1,250 Irish businesses have been “recommended” for State-backed coronavirus loans, according to a senior official at the Department of Enterpris(...)

Bank of Ireland chief executive Francesca McDonagh pictured at its agm in the RDS last year. The bank will announce its full-year results on Monday, amid a backdrop of uncertainty about the formation of a new Government. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Monday Results: Bank of Ireland, HP, Mylan. Indicators: UK mortgage approvals (Jan); German business climate, current conditions and expectations ((...)

Anne Enright and Lucy Vigne-Welsh in Top Girls by Caryl Churchill in 1985. Photograph: Alan Byrne

It’s fascinating how the same set of words can have so many different meanings. I’m sitting in on rehearsals for Rough Magic’s forthcoming production (...)

PE teacher Agata Suszczynska (left), principal Declan Hughes and chairwoman of St Tiernan’s board of management Labour Cllr Lettie McCarthy. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A disadvantaged secondary school in south Dublin is to finally get a PE hall for its students after almost 40 years of campaigning. St Tiernan’s Comm(...)

 A straw poll of recruiters indicated that many companies won’t look at candidates over 45 years of age even though they may still have 20 productive years ahead of them

At this stage, anyone who doesn’t know that diversity is good for business has clearly been taking a long nap behind the water cooler. Over the last f(...)

Sara Gran, author of The Infinite Blacktop. Photograph: Deborah Lopez

The best news of the crime fiction season is that Claire DeWitt, Sara Gran’s irresistible private detective, is back in a much-anticipated new adventu(...)

Scene of the crime. Photograph: iStock

A familiar stereotype about crime novels is that they rely on a conservative sense of closure that restores order to the narrative but distorts images(...)

Claire McGowan: subtle characterisation, elegant plotting and a nuanced eye for post-Troubles politics

Joseph Knox’s glittering, delirious noir debut, Sirens, introduced us to Manchester-based Detective Aidan Waits, a hard-boiled hero with a dark past, (...)

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