Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys  said the legislation will ‘significantly beef up’ Microfinance Ireland (MFI) and enable a significant expansion of the Future Growth Loan Scheme operated by the SBCI. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

Only €11 million worth of loans have been provided to small businesses affected by the pandemic under the Government’s main support scheme, a figure w(...)

Dermot O’Leary, chief economist Goodbody: ‘Recovery  likely to be patchy with significant government support necessary.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill  Dara Mac Donaill

The Government’s plan to reopen the economy has been criticised as overly cautious. Goodbody Stockbrokers said the lifting of restrictions here has b(...)

David McCourt, CEO and founder of Granahan McCourt, and Peter Hendrick, CEO of National Broadband Ireland. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

The company chosen to deliver the Government’s €3 billion National Broadband Plan (NBP) has unexpectedly dropped out of the equivalent project in the (...)

By the end of April, this adjusted measure of unemployment is estimated to have jumped to 694,683 with an associated Covid-19 adjusted jobless rate of 28.2 per cent.

The Republic’s unemployment rate jumped from a near record low of just 4.7 per cent to a record high of 28.2 per cent in the space of a month as a res(...)

Rents fell by 2.1 per cent on average last month compared to March, the biggest one-month decline in over 11 years. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

We’re about to enter a period of falling house prices and rents, combined with a pick-up in supply, the biggest in over a decade. That means more home(...)

Established in 2001, Fusion provides a range of antibody engineering services for the development of antibodies for both therapeutic drug and diagnostic applications.

Fusion Antibodies, a Belfast-based contract research firm, has secured shareholder approval for a €3 million rights issue. The London-listed company,(...)

The bank informed the 101 contractees, 78 in Kilkenny and 23 in Tallaght, on Thursday that their contracts, which expire on a rolling basis over the next six months, would not be renewed.

Bank of Ireland has said it will not be renewing the contracts of more than 100 temporary staff at two call centres on foot of the Covid-19 crisis. T(...)

Aryzta	 is the parent company of Cuisine de France. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Shares in Aryzta fell again yesterday amid speculation that the company may be sold off or radically restructured in a bid to restore shareholder valu(...)

A wave of selling hit European shares on Thursday amid investor fears of a prolonged economic downturn due to the coronavirus pandemic, driving euro z(...)

House prices were growing at an annual rate of 1 per cent before the coronavirus hit, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The agency’(...)

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