On yer bike: Irish retailers trading mostly online this Black Friday. In this photograph a man on a bike wearing a face mask pass the Dublin Chamber of Commerce building on Clare Street. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Not so much a Black Friday list, this year, as a Green Friday one. There are many sites all over the work pushing Black Friday deals today but here ar(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe arriving at the Convention Centre. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

More small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) report making a loss since the onset of Covid-19 than report making a profit, although demand for bank (...)

Best Menswear managing director John Smith, with online orders ready for dispatch from the company’s Jervis Shopping Centre store. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One day in the second week of March, John Smith, the managing director of Best Menswear, gathered the managers of its 12 outlets in the Crowne Plaza h(...)

The jobs come at a time of growth within the homecare sector.

Homecare company Home Instead Senior Care is on a recruitment drive for 1,000 additional people to join its team of care givers in local communities n(...)

Christmas lights on Grafton Street, Dublin, but most shops are closed. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Pent-up consumer demand is “waiting to be released into the domestic economy” once non-essential shops and hospitality businesses reopen, an analysis (...)

Left: woodturner Glenn Lucas; centre: Fiadh Durham of Fiadh Woven Design; right: Eamonn Terry of Criostal na Rinne

In search of the perfect gift? How about jewellery, textiles, toys, art or wooden craft that has been made in Ireland? Plus, from woodturners to ce(...)

If you don’t already have a website, it’s now easier than ever to get one. Illustration: iStock

Lobster, langoustine, crab and hake – “I’ll see you at the harbour in the morning”, fishmonger Alison Bates tells a local Greystones Facebook group. T(...)

A range of supports are available for businesses hit by the Covid crisis.

With the State going into lockdown again, times are grim for workers and businesses. But support is at hand for those affected financially by Covid-19(...)

Yoga and Pilates studio owner Colm Walsh: ‘I’ll have to get another job, even though I still have to run a business which paid over €100,000 in income tax and VAT last year’

“Disproportionate” and “devastating” were the reactions among business owners who responded when The Irish Times asked how their business would survi(...)

Gaz Smith at his pop-up farm shop which opens today at his Michael’s restaurant in Mount Merrion. Photographs: Fran Veale

Reinvention is the name of the game for restaurants in 2020, and as the latest lockdown restrictions take hold, quick thinking food business owners ar(...)

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