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The Irish economy is likely to contract by around 1.3%  in the fourth quarter, according to Davy stockbrokers economist Conall Mac Coille

Economists have warned that GDP is now likely to fall again in the final quarter of the year and the unemployment rate will head back over 20 per cent(...)

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(...)

Retail Excellence  said the budget  “delivered some reassurance to concerned retailers”. Photograph: iStock

Business groups have broadly welcomed the measures in Budget 2021, saying the package of supports would help many businesses cope with the worrying do(...)

Retail Ireland said a shutdown would have had “a devastating impact on thousands of businesses and jobs”. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The Government took one look at the damage that a move to Level 5 restrictions would have caused to the economy and decided not to go there. Not yet a(...)

More than 860 responses were received for this survey which was conducted before any new restrictions in Dublin were imposed. Photograph: iStock

Businesses in the State saw sales fall by more than 30 per cent in August, even as the economy reopened to a large part, with worse expected for the f(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin leaves Government Buildings after the finalisation of the programme for government. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Business groups have welcomed the “step change” towards increased investment in public infrastructure in the programme for government but warned that (...)

General mood is bleak and 25 per cent of firms expect revenue to be down at least 70 per cent over the next three months.

Businesses' revenues over the next three months will be 50 per cent lower than expected, on average, according to a survey by Chambers Ireland. A sign(...)

The Health and Safety Authority will oversee compliance with the protocol and will be able to shut down workplaces which do not adhere to the  measures.   Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty

Every employer has “an absolute duty” to adhere to the new workplace safety protocols announced by the Government which are not “discretionary”, the I(...)

One third of businesses surveyed by Chambers Ireland have shut after  Covid-19 restrictions were put in place. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

More than half those polled in a new survey of businesses across the State by Chambers Ireland are reporting a 60 per cent-plus fall in revenue as a r(...)

Irish Water recently deferred the introduction of the new charging system for non-domestic customers because of the Covid-19 crisis.

Proposed changes to how Irish businesses are billed for water usage are too “inflexible” and are likely to be thrown into chaos by the Covid-19 crisis(...)

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