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The Government’s plan would see employers declaring they were “unable” to pay full salaries at this time. Photograph: iStock

An employers’ group threatened to advise its members to ignore the State’s scheme to cover 70 per cent of laid-off workers’ wages, unless problems wit(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Cabinet colleagues Simon Harris and Heather Humphreys, as well as Tony Holohan, chief medical officer, following the meeting of the Cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Government has unveiled a package of supports for businesses grappling with the fallout from coronavirus, including a 200 million liquidity fund a(...)

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has indicated that where a diagnosis of coronavirus occurs normal arrangements concerning sick absence should apply. Photograph: Getty

Nurses and midwives will be paid if compelled to stay away from work and self-isolate as a precaution due to coronavirus, their trade union has said. (...)

Shoppers stock up on drinking water at a Lidl store in Leixlip, following the boil water notice affecting more than 600,000 people. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

A boil water notice has been lifted for some 600,000 people in the greater Dublin area. The announcement on Friday evening followed a meeting betwee(...)

The Intel facility at Leixlip, Co  Dublin. The company, along with  C&C, Allegion, Intel, Norwegian Air, RB, Saint Gobain Group, Amazon, American Airlines, Visa and Twitter, will be posting their results on Thursday.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

MONDAY Results: Trinity Biotech, Xerox. Indicators: German PPI (Sep). Meetings: CPL Resources agm (William Fry, 2 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2);(...)

Owen Cooke, chairman of transport group Independent Express and the Pallet Network storage, at North West Business Park in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Owen Cooke has been fielding some tall orders from businesses in recent times. Brexit and the prospect of delays moving goods through Irish and Briti(...)

Isme’s anger at the Government comes in a week when the State’s procurement practices are under fire after PwC found a ‘series of weaknesses’ in its approach to the construction of the National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A lobby group representing small businesses has hit out out at the State’s procurement office for attempting to pass on the risk of a no-deal Brexit. (...)

High levels of fraudulent or exaggerated claims are often suggested as a reason for the expensive premiums charged to Irish consumers. Photograph: iStock

Less than 20 suspected cases of insurance fraud have been reported to An Garda Síochána despite new guidelines introduced last autumn, an Oireachtas c(...)

Children’s play centre – It has been claimed that the high level of payouts isdriving insurers away. File photograph: iStock

The Oireachtas finance committee has been told that huge increases in insurance payments are endangering jobs and businesses who cannot afford their p(...)

The committee will also be addressed by the Alliance for Insurance Reform, which says insurance costs are “crippling”

Lawyers are stymieing reforms of the insurance industry and the way the courts deal with compensation claims, an Oireachtas committee will be told on (...)

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