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Growing US joblessness put a dampener on Wall Street. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Markets slumped on Thursday as the European Central Bank (ECB) warned the euro zone economy could shrink 12 per cent while US jobless figures rose fas(...)

Former Grafton Group chairman Michael Chadwick at the company’s agm in 2016. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s agm season again for Irish public companies but not as we know it, thanks to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. In normal times, these meetin(...)

Grafton Group chief executive Gavin Slark. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The coronavirus pandemic has significantly impacted trading at Grafton Group’s operations in Ireland and Britain as restrictions on businesses saw vol(...)

Joaquin Figueroa and Ara Lopez, on Grafton Street. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One month on from the imposition of the first severe Covid-19 restrictions, there were distinct signs on Dublin’s Grafton Street on Monday that people(...)

Iseq construction and property stocks rose in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Markets slipped on Friday, with investors in Europe disappointed by the lack of details in a trillion-euro emergency fund and US investors remaining c(...)

Former Grafton Group chairman Michael Chadwick has taken a court challenge against the company over plans for a closed agm next week. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A former chairman of the builders’ merchants and Woodie’s DIY owner Grafton Group has initiated a High Court application over plans to hold a closed a(...)

Gavin Stark: Grafton Group chief executive  voluntarily took a 20 per cent pay cut. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Woodie’s owner Grafton Group said its top executives would take a temporary pay cut and suspend bonus schemes for the year as the company faces the im(...)

A deserted Grafton Street on the first Friday night of lockdown. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Shortly before 9pm on any given Friday night and Dublin’s city centre is normally teeming with life as happy people spill out of shops and into pubs t(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said he was working on a best-case scenario of two to three months in which flights would be grounded and revenues would vanish. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Having triggered the wiping of more than $25 trillion off the value of public companies globally in the past five weeks as it wreaks havoc on health s(...)

Grafton Street practically deserted on Wednesday due to Covid-19 restrictions. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In the words of Dublin Saunter, a stroll in the sun in St Stephen’s Green can be heaven. On Wednesday, the warmest and sunniest day of the year so far(...)

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