Graeme Mcqueen

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The scheme provides a flat-rate subsidy to qualifying employers based on the numbers of eligible employees on the payroll

Considerable concerns remain ahead of the introduction of the new employment wage subsidy scheme, with lobby groups warning it will not stop businesse(...)

Work may never be the same again for some of us, who will either work from home permanently or part of the time as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. Photograph: iStock
Rebooting Ireland

The past month has seen the reopening of the retail and a significant segment of the hospitality sectors. But many doors remain closed on streets and (...)

Dublin City Council’s Covid-19 queuing rules are designed to prevent overcrowding on the city’s shopping streets, particularly pedestrianised areas such as Henry Street and Grafton Street (above).  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Dublin city shops will have to enforce a strict on-street queuing regime if they are to reopen their doors on Monday. Shop owners must ensure custome(...)

A quiet Grafton Street in Dublin city centre  due to  Covid-19. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Dublin business organisations are urging consumers to buy from Irish online stores following a dramatic decrease in footfall in the city over the last(...)

A quiet Grafton Street due to Covid-19  in Dublin’s city centre. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Footfall rates in Dublin city centre have dropped by almost 66 per cent over the past week due to the Coronavirus concerns, according to research by b(...)

 Christmas lights  turned on in Dublin’s  Grafton Street earleir this week. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The business organisation responsible for installing Christmas lights in Dublin city is coming under increasing pressure to remove a new sign welcomin(...)

Norwegian Air said the route closures took into account the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty

Up to 134 jobs are at risk after Norwegian Air announced its decision to axe all of its transatlantic routes from Ireland in September. The budget a(...)

College Green has been closed to traffic and converted into a plaza today. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Dublin’s College Green will be given over to pedestrians and cyclists today in the first trial run of the traffic-free civic plaza since its rejection(...)

 Parteen Weir on Lough Derg: Irish Water plans to build a 170km pipe to carry supplies  to Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The drought of last year may already be a distant memory, and summer 2019 may, until now, have been noted more for rainfall than sunshine, but Ireland(...)

The Luas on Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

With delays, overcrowding, yellow box blockages, troubles with longer trams, and College Green “chaos”, the Luas Cross City line, introduced a year ag(...)

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