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Sports Direct was among a list of brands criticised for keeping their outlets open despite a nationwide lockdown of all non-essential retail. Photograph:  Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Several high-profile retailers in the Republic have been accused of abusing the current Covid-19 restrictions by staying open while others have been a(...)

Chamber leaders around the country have called on the Government to introduce supports for  businesses by Covid-19 restrictions quickly. Photograph: iStock

Business groups have called for added supports for companies forced to close once again under the Government’s measures to try to suppress Covid-19 in(...)

Figures from major Irish retailers suggest their workers are not being infected with coronavirus at a higher rate than the general population. File photograph: Alan Weller/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Figures from major Irish retailers suggest their workers are not being infected with coronavirus at a higher rate than the general population. The fig(...)

A shop on Dublin’s Henry street closing down due to liquidation in September. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) has claimed Level 3 restrictions will see 50,000 jobs lost in the pub sector. The body, which represents pu(...)

An almost deserted Grafton Street. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Up to two-thirds of retailers are still carrying rent arrears arising from the lockdown of April and May, industry research suggests, as the Governmen(...)

‘We need to encourage shoppers into shops early this Christmas. We need to spread it out.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

Retail representatives are warning that certain categories, such as men’s fashion, could experience stock shortages of some brands during the upcoming(...)

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(...)

Brown Thomas managing director Donald McDonald opens the doors at the Grafton Street store on its reopening after the Covid shutdown. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Brown Thomas and Arnotts are not just loved by consumers, they are also adored by their employees, many of whom have been with the retailers for years(...)

Mask wearing Mannequins in the window of Monaghans on Anne Street South in Dublin.Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Retail sales fell by close to 30 per cent during lockdown, according to industry body Retail Excellence Ireland (REI) with sharp declines in clothing (...)

The pedestrianisation of New Street in Malahide is currently midway through a 10-week trial. Photograph: Orla Murray

If there is any silver lining for Dublin to the health and economic disaster of the coronavirus pandemic, it has to be the emergence of measures to im(...)

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