Many small businesses find themselves back in a situation of Covid restrictions, the SFA said. Photograph: iStock

The “stop/start” nature of Covid-19 restrictions has been blamed partially for a further reduction in confidence among small business owners in the la(...)

Reduced capacity or social distancing ‘won’t work’ for nightclubs,  said event manager Buzz O’Neill. Photograph: iStock

Nightclub operators are both “excited and confused” about reopening on Friday, for the first time since March 2020. Under the revised reopening plan (...)

Beer kegs delivered to a Dublin pub on Tuesday. The budget was a ‘disaster’ for the hospitality industry,  said Restaurants Association of Ireland chief Adrian Cummins. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Business groups have given a mixed response to Budget 2022, with some measures welcomed and others branded “underwhelming”. Alongside relief at the c(...)

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(...)

A shop on Dublin’s Henry Street.

Covid-19 restrictions are the biggest risk to small businesses in the coming months, while a gap is emerging between small firms doing well and those (...)

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(...)

Work may never be the same again for some of us, who will either work from home permanently or part of the time as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. Photograph: iStock
Rebooting Ireland

The past month has seen the reopening of the retail and a significant segment of the hospitality sectors. But many doors remain closed on streets and (...)

The survey of 292 businesses with 50 employees or fewer found that 83 per cent of them anticipated a decrease in turnover as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: iStock

Small Firms Association (SFA) director Sven Spollen-Behrens sums up the challenges facing small and medium sized businesses as they emerge from the lo(...)

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy said the business lobby group “fully supports this great initiative”.

DMG Media Ireland, the publisher of the Irish Daily Mail and the Mail on Sunday, is to provide €1 million in advertising support for small businesses (...)

It is hoped that this scheme will keep as many people as possible on the payroll, amid fears that the spike in unemployment could be worse than previously expected. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

The Government’s €3.7 billion package to ease the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic will “play a crucial role in enabling the economy to bounce back”(...)

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