Richard Guiney

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Gardaí move trucks to either side of the Luas tracks to enable a tram pass at Dawson Street last month during an Irish Truckers and Haulage Association protest against fuel prices. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A large-scale trucker protest scheduled for Dublin city centre next week is like “one industry trying to hold another to ransom”, retail representativ(...)

Flexibility has  moved up the requirements list  for companies. ‘Companies don’t know how many people they are going to have in five years’ time, so why would they want to sign a 20-year lease?’

While doomsayers’ predictions about a collapse in commercial property values and a more long-term move to work from home as organisations scrambled to(...)

Shoppers on Grafton Street during Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Business groups have raised concerns over the impact a recommendation people return to working from home will have on city centre retailers and the ho(...)

HSE chief clinical officer Dr Colm Henry says the healthcare system is currently ‘overheated’. Photograph: iStock

A further 4,570 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the State, bringing the total number of people infected in the Republic since the pandemic beg(...)

Traffic on the Nass Road: there was an average of 7,072,174 vehicle journeys each day in the seven days to Thursday, according to Transport Infrastructure Ireland’s traffic counter system. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Vehicle journeys across the State’s main roads have increased by more than 600,000 in the last week as workers started returning to the office on Mond(...)

Illustration: iStock/Getty

If working from home sticks as a way of life – even for some of the week – as more pandemic restrictions lift, the big winners will be Ireland’s su(...)

Henry Street in Dublin at one point had a vacancy rate of 31%. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The decision by US clothing retailer Gap to extricate itself from bricks and mortar retail stores in Ireland may have come as a shock to consumers her(...)

In-store spending now accounts for a larger proportion of spending than online spending.

In-store spending rose sharply on Monday, increasing by 18 per cent, week-on-week, on the first day non-essential retail reopened, figures from the Ce(...)

 Shoppers  on Grafton Street in Dublin as stores reopened on Monday. Photograph: Damien Eagers/The Irish Times

The latest data from a leading Dublin city centre traders’ group suggests footfall levels in the city on Monday as the non-essential retail sector reo(...)

‘There were queues at 8am outside shops including Zara, Marks & Spencer and TK Maxx,’ said Dundrum Town Centre director. File photograph: iStock

Retailers reported brisk footfall levels as the sector fully reopened on Monday, with Dundrum Town Centre saying that the number of shoppers breached (...)

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