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Face masks on the Luas: Near-total compliance on trams and Dublin Buses travelled on by The Irish Times, where the vast majority complied on boarding and during the journey. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Filling station worker Criodán Ó Murchú is “not actively encouraged” to enforce mask wearing. “Just two or three days ago a man came in without a mask(...)

Shoppers at the Aldi store in Blackrock, Co Dublin. File Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Some retailers that have been allowed to keep trading during the current period of coronavirus restrictions are being told not to sell greeting cards,(...)

A spokeswoman for Tesco said it was adhering to Government guidelines and had closed its  F&F clothing, home entertainment and toys units across the country.  File photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Large retailers across the State have modified stores and blocked off products deemed unessential in the wake of widespread Garda interventions over (...)

Chamber leaders around the country have called on the Government to introduce supports for  businesses by Covid-19 restrictions quickly. Photograph: iStock

Business groups have called for added supports for companies forced to close once again under the Government’s measures to try to suppress Covid-19 in(...)

Retailers argue that losing at this time will seriously curtail the Christmas shopping season.

A forced closure of non-essential retail at this time of year would do “permanent and serious damage” to the Irish non-food retail sector costing an a(...)

A shop on Dublin’s Henry street closing down due to liquidation in September. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) has claimed Level 3 restrictions will see 50,000 jobs lost in the pub sector. The body, which represents pu(...)

  A shop on Dublin’s Henry Street closing down. Committed entrepreneurs are trying to hang onto old customers and attract new shoppers into their street shops during the pandemic. Photograph: Alan Betson

Footfall in Dublin’s city centre has witnessed a massive decrease over the past six months. Committed entrepreneurs are trying to hang onto old custom(...)

Boots joins a growing list of high-profile retailers in disputes with Irish shopping centres and institutional landlords. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty

Pharmacy giant Boots is the latest major retailer to become embroiled in rental disputes with its Irish landlords as the damaging effects of the coron(...)

Brown Thomas managing director Donald McDonald opens the doors at the Grafton Street store on its reopening after the Covid shutdown. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Brown Thomas and Arnotts are not just loved by consumers, they are also adored by their employees, many of whom have been with the retailers for years(...)

As with public transport, there is a small cohort of people who will be exempt from the requirement. Photograph: PA

What is happening with face coverings? From Monday, it will be mandatory to wear face coverings in shops and shopping centres. Prior to this it was a(...)

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