Arnold Dillon

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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(...)

Socially distanced queues into B&Q in Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Long queues formed outside some hardware shops and garden centres on Monday morning as an easing of restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-(...)

Grafton Street:  All but essential shops closed late in March when the Government stepped up measures to contain the spread of coronavirus. Photograph: Bryan O’ Brien

Employers want the Government to protect businesses facing the threat of eviction arising from difficulties paying rent as a result of the Covid-19 cr(...)

It is estimated, in normal circumstances, Irish households throw out between €400 and €1,000 worth of food annually. Photograph: David Sleator

Bin collection companies are linking a “record” surge in household waste to overbuying at supermarkets during the coronavirus crisis. While people st(...)

Aldi shopping centre in Blackrock: There was a huge amount of panic buying with many staples including rice, pasta, tinned goods and toilet paper disappearing. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

What is happening now? The country has gone into a partial lockdown or at the very least schools, colleges, childcare centres and public facilities i(...)

Retailers say supply chains are functioning as normal. Photograph: EPA

Retail industry groups have urged the public not to panic buy food and other household items during the Covid-19 shutdown and suggested supplies will (...)

Arnold Dillon joined Ibec in 2003 as European affairs executive, and subsequently worked as press officer.

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the retail sector, has announced the appointment of Arnold Dillon as director. Mr Dillon joined Ibec i(...)

Retail Ireland said that although Brexit concerns weighed on consumer sentiment recently, this did not translate into a fall in sales.  File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Irish households will spend an average of €2,800 in shops this December, about €940 more than any other month of this year, according to business lobb(...)

Arts Council director Orlaith McBride: Brexit will have a detrimental effect for the many Irish artists who relied on showing their work in the UK. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish performers at the Edinburgh Festival, along with international touring productions by companies such as Druid, could be among many cultural acti(...)

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