Dermot O Leary

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Goodbody estimates that the Republic’s unemployment rate may have risen to 17 per cent in March, up from 4.8 per cent in February.

Live register figures, published on Thursday, are expected to show a record 300,000 jump in the number of people claiming unemployment benefits as a r(...)

The NBRU has demanded action to protect members. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) has said its members in Irish Rail, Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus will no longer accept cash from passengers over (...)

A key challenge for policy makers is “ to prevent a negative credit doom-loop of insolvencies in the banking system”.

Stockmarkets are falling again despite world central banks –led by the US Federal Reserve – moving quickly to try to pump money into the system and th(...)

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 – (...)

A currency dealer   in Seoul, South Korea: stocks globally plunged the most since the height of the 2008 financial crisis on Monday as investors baulked at the rapid spread of  Covid-19.  Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

Pat McCann, who’s seen his share of hard times as a hotel industry veteran of five decades, has learned all too quickly how economic contagion from Co(...)

Some industries will already be cutting shifts and ditching hiring plans and it will now only be a matter of days before we hear of lay-offs, short-time work plans, protective notice, a raft of temporary closures and so on. Photograph: iStock

A sharp jolt downwards in economic activity will now happen as the Government increases the level of its response. There are already signs of slower s(...)

Ireland and Britain are excluded from Donald Trump’s travel ban. Photograph: AFP via Getty

US president Donald Trump’s decision to place an all-out travel ban from Europe in response to coronavirus has dealt “a hammer blow” to the tourism se(...)

Wall Street shares are also on track to stage a mini recovery. Photograph: Bryan R Smith/AFP/Getty

Irish shares slid in late trading on Tuesday as an equities rally across Europe – a day after the biggest sell-off since 2008 – petered out, with inve(...)

British television presenter Caroline Flack at the BRIT Awards 2018 in London. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/ AFP/Getty

The reality TV presenter Caroline Flack, who has taken her own life aged 40, helped the ITV2 dating programme Love Island become a top-rating show tha(...)

Caroline Flack stepped down from presenting the current winter series of Love Island after she was alleged to have assaulted her boyfriend, Lewis Burton. Photograph: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Love Island did not air on Sunday night following the death of its former presenter Caroline Flack, but the current series will continue. Flack (40) (...)

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