Working from home: Companies have found that the work gets done, but what happens when the Covid-19 crisis is over?

Vaccines are coming. So what will this mean for the life of the office worker? A more flexible future looks certain. But there is a big unanswered que(...)

“Big companies are better able to withstand a crisis like Covid-19 and they haven’t been dependent on Government support in the form of wage subsidies and so on,” says PwC’s Feargal O’Rourke.

One of the few genuinely bright spots in an otherwise quite bleak economic picture during the Covid-19 pandemic has been the strong performance of the(...)

 Next US president – Joe Biden or  Donald Trump?  A Biden White House would not sign a deal seen to unfairly target big US companies. Photograph:  Jim Watson,Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty

A win for Joe Biden would change the tone of US economic policy – and its substance in some key areas – but it would not herald a return to how things(...)

‘Silicon Dock’, home of Google in Dublin.

Tax payments by Ireland’s businesses were way ahead of schedule in May – again. The story of the last few years, of returns boosted by massive payme(...)

An Post’s plans to enter the mortgage market in the first half of this year has been delayed as Covid-19 hit lenders.

An Post’s plans to enter the mortgage marketin the first half of this year has been delayed as Covid-19 hit lenders. Joe Brennan reports. As the cons(...)

In 1926 John Maynard Keynes wrote: “The political problem of mankind is to combine three things: economic efficiency, social justice and individual li(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said the State would have to “lay out the path in how we’ll deal with the issue in a fair and affordable way” over the next “number of weeks”.

The Government is set to examine a range of new supports for the jobs market, as the pandemic unemployment payment and temporary wage subsidy schemes (...)

Feargal O’Rourke, managing partner at PwC which has announced that its partners will take a cut in pay as a result of Covid-19 crisis. Photograph: Conor Mulhern

Partners at two of the Big Four accounting firms will take significant pay cuts as the Covid-19 shutdown of the economy hampers business. It is under(...)

A survey of company bosses has detailed a pessimistic outlook for growth in the State’s economy. Just 16 per cent of chief executives surveyed in Pw(...)

Sinn Féin Leader Mary Lou McDonald with elected colleagues on the plinth at the Dáil on Thursday. Bank shares were hit by the party’s policy to change their tax arrangements and give the Central Bank power to cap mortgage rates.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Will Sinn Féin’s huge success in the general election lead to big changes in government policy towards the economy and business? Will they even be in(...)

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