Fergal O Brien

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Waterford’s Niamh Rockett scores a goal against Limerick during the All-Ireland senior championship round two clash at Walsh Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Waterford and Tipperary took the spoils from Sunday’s senior camogie championship action. The Déise girls got the better of Limerick 2-15 to 0-9 at (...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe during a photocall at Government Buildings prior to the announcement of Budget 2021.  Photograph:   Julien Behal

This week’s budget saw plans for an unprecedented hike in Government spending. The total package was close to €18 billion, including the roll-forward (...)

Cork Chamber has warned of the impact of Ryanair’s decision to close its base in Cork Airport over the winter period

Ryanair’s closure of its Cork and Shannon airport bases for the winter threatens existing jobs along with efforts to ease the impact of Covid-19 and B(...)

Ryanair is cutting its winter schedule further as the pandemic continues to hit bookings. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ryanair will close its Cork and Shannon Airport bases and slash Knock services for the winter as EU states, including the Republic, step up travel res(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe delivers Budget 2020 in the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will probably never frame a budget against a more uncertain backdrop. Covid-19 has caused an economic shock three(...)

Extended periods of working from home are likely until a Covid-19 vaccine is found.

Sitting at a computer and filling out job application after job application can be a little soul-destroying, especially at a time when fewer roles ar(...)

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“Demand for postgraduate courses is cyclical and driven by the economy,” Fergal O’Brien, assistant dean of graduate and professional studies at the Un(...)

 “A new stage of policy measures will be needed to rehabilitate the economy, strengthen our competitiveness, and ensure recovery,” said Ibec’s director of policy and public affairs Fergal O’Brien.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The bill to the exchequer from Covid-19 could hit €50 billion by the end of 2022, the employers’ group Ibec has warned. Speaking at the launch of the(...)

Paschal Donohoe said the economy was seeing more commercial activity now and it was thus appropriate to adjust the rates of subsidy available. Photograph: Collins

The Government will re-examine part of its newly launched €2.3 billion employment subsidy scheme to address concerns it could have a negative effect o(...)

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said the new scheme aims to save jobs for longer. Photograph: Julian Behal

1. What is the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS)? It is the continuation of Government efforts to prop up businesses and support employees hit by(...)

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