Jim Power

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One of the reasons attributed by the sector to the collapse in  price of coaches is the decline of UK operators. Photograph: iStock

Irish coach hire companies have watched the value of their assets plummet due to the failure of UK operators and a flood of second-hand, unwanted vehi(...)

“Some commercial landlords seem to be oblivious to fact that Ireland is in an economic crisis.” Photograph: iStock

The Restaurants Association of Ireland has called on the Government to take urgent action to help restaurants deal with landlord disputes over the cha(...)

The last 106 days have had a devastating impact on the hospitality and tourism sector. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty Images

The Restaurants Association of Ireland has been consistently lobbying the Government tirelessly for the past 17 weeks calling on them to put in place (...)

Turnover in the coach sector has fallen 95%, according to a report from economist Jim Power, equating to a loss of €586m. Photograph: iStock

Ordinarily in the summer months you wouldn’t travel too far in Kerry or Connemara before seeing a bus filled with American tourists. Some of these w(...)

The Restaurant Association of Ireland wants the State’s subsidised wages scheme  to be extended beyond the current scheduled expiry in August. Photograph: iStock

The Restaurant Association of Ireland is seeking a package of supports totalling €1.8 billion, amid claims that one in every two businesses in the ind(...)

 It is imperative that some type of scheme is developed in order to prevent a long-term unemployment crisis from developing. Photograph: Colin Keegan / Collins Dublin

We are living through the strangest of times and we have very little visibility on when we will fully re-emerge and what we will eventually re-emerge (...)

In Italy, where Venice shopkeepers gathered on Monday to call for a reopening, the government has introduced a 30 per cent tax credit on advertising in certain media. Photograph: Marco Sabadin/AFP

With television ad breaks not overstaying their welcome at the moment, one particular commercial might be leaping out for some. “You know who I am? I’(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe with children from the local Chinese community at the launch of Chinese New Year celebrations at the Hill Street Family Resource Centre in central Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The last time Ireland had an election on the back of a long economic expansion was 2007. That was the year Pádraig Harrington won his first Open Champ(...)

The Government’s electric cars plan was criticised at a conference hosted by the Irish Bioenergy Association   on Wednesday in Dublin. Photograph:  Alexander Becher/EPA

The Government’s plan to have 1 million electric vehicles on Irish roads by 2030 is “laudable but totally unrealistic”, “near impossible to achieve” a(...)

Whether you choose to take the plunge now depends on your own circumstances and whether the sums stack up under the Central Bank, with or without the assistance of one or other of the incentive schemes available. Photograph: iStock

Unrelenting increases in rent have made it cheaper to pay a mortgage than to rent but those entering the property market for the first time can be for(...)

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