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The High Court decided the only purpose that would be served by handing over the CCTV footage in advance of the plaintiff giving evidence and undergoing cross examination was whether the assertion that they fell to the ground was correct. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

The Alliance for Insurance Reform has welcomed a High Court ruling in support of a refusal by fast food group Supermacs to hand over CCTV footage to a(...)

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(...)

Cost of PPE will be a ‘substantial drag on businesses for some time to come’, said Isme. Photograph: iStock

The Government is effectively profiting from the maintenance of public health by charging businesses VAT on the purchase of personal protective equipm(...)

Joël Durand, owner of Blackrock Cellar off-licence in Dublin, has already reduced his opening hours, and now closes at 8pm instead of 10pm, because ‘there is no business after 8pm’. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

The National Off-licence Association (Noffla) has warned against any changes to the opening hours of small, family-owned businesses, adding that minim(...)

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(...)

Google said it would provide free training to 40,000 people, concentrating on digital skills, by the end of 2021. File photograph: Getty

Google is offering 60,000 small businesses in Ireland help to recover from the effects of the pandemic, with a package of free training, advertising c(...)

The credit guarantee scheme will involve the State guaranteeing up to 80 per cent of low-cost loans for small businesses affected by the pandemic.

The State’s new credit guarantee scheme is likely to have a slim take-up, given that businesses are “completely debt averse” due to the Covid-19 pande(...)

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 (...)

A waiter holds a sanitiser at a restaurant in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday. Irish restaurants are set to reopen on June 29th. Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP via Getty Images

The hospitality industry has welcomed the publication of new guidelines on how it can reopen safely as coronavirus restrictions begin to lift, but som(...)

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