The average daily rate (ADR) for Irish hotels was down 24.6 per cent to €106.94 last month

While more people have taken so-called “staycations” over the summer, occupancy rates at Irish hotels were two-thirds lower in July than for the same (...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said  ‘the vast amount of businesses are staying open, the vast amount of social life is going to continue, so the measures are proportionate,’ he said. Photograph: Collins

Firstly, is it a lockdown or not? Well, that depends on who you ask. Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly insists it is not a lockdown and residents (...)

Average room occupancy nationally stood at 42 per cent for the month of July

Occupancy rates at Irish hotels were down by over half in July despite a rise in the number of people taking holidays locally. New figures published (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin. Business leaders have cautiously welcomed  stimulus package. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Government’s stimulus package does not “go far enough to prevent firms from folding”, a former secretary general of the Department of Finance, Joh(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin. Business leaders have cautiously welcomed  stimulus package. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Business leaders gave a generally cautious welcome to the Government’s stimulus package, which includes more than 50 measures designed to reboot econo(...)

A waiter holds a sanitiser at a restaurant in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday. Irish restaurants are set to reopen on June 29th. Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP via Getty Images

The hospitality industry has welcomed the publication of new guidelines on how it can reopen safely as coronavirus restrictions begin to lift, but som(...)

Tourism was one of the key drivers of economic recovery after the last economic crash  but the ability of the sector to lead the recovery this time is in grave doubt.

Social distancing of one metre rather than two in hotels should be the norm, a member of the Government’s new Tourism Recovery Taskforce has said. E(...)

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”(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Cabinet colleagues Simon Harris and Heather Humphreys, as well as Tony Holohan, chief medical officer, following the meeting of the Cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Government has unveiled a package of supports for businesses grappling with the fallout from coronavirus, including a 200 million liquidity fund a(...)

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