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Cliff Taylor: We appear to be on some kind of strange economic plateau. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Some sectors are doing ‘surprisingly well’. Others are shattered. Ireland’s current economic reality is unlike anything that’s gone before. And nob(...)

Temple Bar area on Friday night.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Dublin’s city centre is facing an existential crisis and a fresh shutdown which sees more business closing for good will have a devastating impact wi(...)

Passengers wearing masks disembark from trains at Heuston Station last week. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

The Government has advised that public transport should be avoided “where possible”, which raises the curious suggestion that hordes of people are pro(...)

Ireland’s premier shopping street is a grim reflection of the situation facing retailers. But some things are selling: bras, candles and engagement(...)

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 (...)

 Shoppers on Henry Street  Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

More than 160,000 people came into Dublin city centre each day this week following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions with the numbers climbing stead(...)

Footfall declined by 62 per cent on Dublin’s Moore Street. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Footfall rates in Dublin city centre are expected to fall by up to 92 per cent for the duration of the Coronavirus pandemic, according to research by (...)

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(...)

Some industries will already be cutting shifts and ditching hiring plans and it will now only be a matter of days before we hear of lay-offs, short-time work plans, protective notice, a raft of temporary closures and so on. Photograph: iStock

A sharp jolt downwards in economic activity will now happen as the Government increases the level of its response. There are already signs of slower s(...)

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