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Business - Monday 27 July, 2020

'A second wave of Covid-19 is our biggest fear': Ryanair posts €185 million loss for first quarter of 2020
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'A second wave of Covid-19 is our biggest fear': Ryanair posts €185 million loss for first quarter of 2020

Jul 27th 2020, 7:03 AM 19,552 Views 19 Comments

Passenger numbers at the airline fell by 99% during its first three months of the year.

Business - Saturday 25 July, 2020

Opinion: Government needs to give people of all abilities a chance on the job market
# Shutting The Door
# Shutting The Door

Opinion: Government needs to give people of all abilities a chance on the job market

Jul 25th 2020, 6:05 PM 17,667 Views 19 Comments

Advocate Craig Kelly writes about how Covid-19 will make a hard situation worse for people with disabilities trying to find a job.

Business - Thursday 23 July, 2020

What's in it for me? — Everything you need to know about the government's July stimulus package
# July Stimulus
# July Stimulus

What's in it for me? — Everything you need to know about the government's July stimulus package

Jul 23rd 2020, 8:05 PM 59,159 Views 37 Comments

There were few surprises in today’s announcement.

'Staycation voucher', wage subsidy extension and cheap loans all part of much-vaunted July stimulus
# Cash Injection
# Cash Injection

'Staycation voucher', wage subsidy extension and cheap loans all part of much-vaunted July stimulus

Jul 23rd 2020, 9:37 AM 72,898 Views 69 Comments

It is being touted as the much-heralded ‘rescue’ plan the government hopes will boost the economy.

Business - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Explainer: Will Ireland be a 'net contributor' to the EU's €750 billion recovery fund?
# EU Recovery Fund
# EU Recovery Fund

Explainer: Will Ireland be a 'net contributor' to the EU's €750 billion recovery fund?

Jul 21st 2020, 3:25 PM 24,137 Views 23 Comments

Member states will have to produce national recovery plans to access the funds.

Business - Monday 20 July, 2020

Marks & Spencer to cut 950 jobs in the UK — but its Irish stores are 'unaffected'
# High Street Blues
# High Street Blues

Marks & Spencer to cut 950 jobs in the UK — but its Irish stores are 'unaffected'

Jul 20th 2020, 1:04 PM 14,361 Views 14 Comments

M&S was in the middle of a restructuring when the pandemic hit.

Business - Saturday 18 July, 2020

'I had to protect my staff' — Government green list could cause workplace disputes, expert says
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'I had to protect my staff' — Government green list could cause workplace disputes, expert says

Jul 18th 2020, 8:30 AM 80,909 Views 155 Comments

Workers returning from abroad might still be asked by their employer to restrict their movements.

Business - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

An EU court has ruled in favour of Apple and Ireland in the €13 billion tax row. So what happens now?
# The Saga Continues
# The Saga Continues

An EU court has ruled in favour of Apple and Ireland in the €13 billion tax row. So what happens now?

Jul 15th 2020, 3:26 PM 15,362 Views 24 Comments

Officials are already exploring the possibility of using a Treaty article to crack down on low-tax countries.

Apple and Ireland win appeal against European Commission's €13 billion tax ruling
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

Apple and Ireland win appeal against European Commission's €13 billion tax ruling

Updated Jul 15th 2020, 3:25 PM 90,358 Views 204 Comments

The European Commission previously ordered the US company to hand back €13 billion in unpaid tax.

Business - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

A major ruling is expected tomorrow in the €13 billion Apple tax row - but don't expect the saga to end there
# Apple Tax
# Apple Tax

A major ruling is expected tomorrow in the €13 billion Apple tax row - but don't expect the saga to end there

Jul 14th 2020, 9:00 PM 17,629 Views 39 Comments

Whoever loses is likely to appeal that decision to a higher EU court.

'Closed for business': Ryanair takes aim at travel quarantine as it cuts 1,000 Ireland-UK flights
# Nosedive
# Nosedive

'Closed for business': Ryanair takes aim at travel quarantine as it cuts 1,000 Ireland-UK flights

Jul 14th 2020, 2:11 PM 48,317 Views 49 Comments

The cut for August and September comes less than two weeks after Ryanair ramped up its flights for the summer.

Pubs unsure about reopening next week as NPHET says it's 'too early' to say it'll happen
# Phase 4
# Phase 4

Pubs unsure about reopening next week as NPHET says it's 'too early' to say it'll happen

Jul 14th 2020, 7:34 AM 35,323 Views 55 Comments

The final phase of the government’s reopening is planned for 20 July.

Business - Thursday 9 July, 2020

EU leaders remain divided on plans for a €750 billion recovery fund ahead of a vital summit meeting
# Frugal Four
# Frugal Four

EU leaders remain divided on plans for a €750 billion recovery fund ahead of a vital summit meeting

Jul 9th 2020, 3:38 PM 8,252 Views 14 Comments

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte leads a bloc of countries opposed to the deal.

Explainer: Why Irish banks are being accused of 'profiteering from the pandemic'
# The Banks
# The Banks

Explainer: Why Irish banks are being accused of 'profiteering from the pandemic'

Jul 9th 2020, 2:26 PM 20,629 Views 46 Comments

Developments in recent days have undermined the banks’ positions.

Irish hotel room bookings are at about 25% - last year they were at 90%
# Staycation
# Staycation

Irish hotel room bookings are at about 25% - last year they were at 90%

Jul 9th 2020, 11:01 AM 24,628 Views 75 Comments

The Irish Hotels Federation says action needs to be taken.

Business - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

The European Commission has slashed Irish and eurozone growth forecasts
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

The European Commission has slashed Irish and eurozone growth forecasts

Jul 7th 2020, 2:12 PM 17,222 Views 31 Comments

But the Commission expects the Irish economy to grow by 6.25% next year.

Central Bank 'determined' to avoid 'tracker mortgage scandal Mark II' over Covid insurance payouts
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

Central Bank 'determined' to avoid 'tracker mortgage scandal Mark II' over Covid insurance payouts

Jul 7th 2020, 11:39 AM 20,237 Views 14 Comments

Gabriel Makhlouf was addressing the Special Dáil Committee on Covid-19 this morning.

Business - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Explainer: Why there's likely to be a lot of liquidations and corporate insolvencies in the near future
# Covid-19 And Business
# Covid-19 And Business

Explainer: Why there's likely to be a lot of liquidations and corporate insolvencies in the near future

Jul 5th 2020, 8:30 AM 40,180 Views 19 Comments

Insolvency experts are expecting to be deluged as a result of the pandemic.

Business - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Over one million people on Live Register or getting unemployment payment
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Over one million people on Live Register or getting unemployment payment

Jul 2nd 2020, 2:52 PM 13,643 Views 19 Comments

The number of people in receipt of Covid-related payments is decreasing as more businesses start to reopen.

Planning permission is being sought for Wicklow's third major film studio
# Lights Camera Action
# Lights Camera Action

Planning permission is being sought for Wicklow's third major film studio

Jul 2nd 2020, 11:37 AM 13,475 Views 10 Comments

The scheme could deliver 1,500 jobs in the sector.

Business - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

It's not all holidays, so who's getting on the flights out of Dublin Airport?
# Leaving On A Jet Plane
# Leaving On A Jet Plane

It's not all holidays, so who's getting on the flights out of Dublin Airport?

Jul 1st 2020, 7:30 PM 102,403 Views 59 Comments

Dublin Airport is far from what’s normal for the first day of July.

Consumer Association of Ireland calls for 'small compensation fund' for holidaymakers who choose not to fly
# Summer Holidays
# Summer Holidays

Consumer Association of Ireland calls for 'small compensation fund' for holidaymakers who choose not to fly

Jul 1st 2020, 1:43 PM 17,838 Views 41 Comments

People who booked flights in July could be left out of pocket if they cancel.

'People won't lose their heads because they're going on holidays': Ryanair defends ramping up summer flights
# Summer Holidays
# Summer Holidays

'People won't lose their heads because they're going on holidays': Ryanair defends ramping up summer flights

Updated Jul 1st 2020, 8:46 AM 62,078 Views 160 Comments

Ryanair will now operate more than 1,000 flights per day.

Businesses warned they must act independently when setting or increasing prices
# Consumers
# Consumers

Businesses warned they must act independently when setting or increasing prices

Jul 1st 2020, 8:22 AM 11,898 Views 16 Comments

The CCPC has also reminded businesses they have additional responsibilities under consumer protection law when setting new or additional fees.

Business - Monday 29 June, 2020

Unfriended: Is #StopHateForProfit a tipping point for Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg?
# Money Talks
# Money Talks

Unfriended: Is #StopHateForProfit a tipping point for Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg?

Jun 29th 2020, 3:52 PM 24,510 Views 49 Comments

Some of the internet’s biggest advertisers have started to pull their ads from the site.

Business - Sunday 28 June, 2020

'The idea is to just to try and keep the head above water': The Dublin tourist businesses still in suspended animation
# Phase Three
# Phase Three

'The idea is to just to try and keep the head above water': The Dublin tourist businesses still in suspended animation

Jun 28th 2020, 9:00 PM 20,873 Views 11 Comments

Tour operators are facing down the barrel of a lost summer.

Business - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

BMW Ireland issues voluntary recall of certain 3 Series cars
# Bmw Recall
# Bmw Recall

BMW Ireland issues voluntary recall of certain 3 Series cars

Jun 24th 2020, 3:43 PM 21,006 Views 9 Comments

The affected vehicles were manufactured between 1997 and 2000.

Guinness launches €14m fund to help Irish pubs recover from Covid-19 lockdown
# My Goodness
# My Goodness

Guinness launches €14m fund to help Irish pubs recover from Covid-19 lockdown

Jun 24th 2020, 6:15 AM 26,764 Views 40 Comments

The company will provide the funding over a two-year period.

Business - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Yoga instructors: 'We are basically starting from scratch as an industry'
# Flexible Solutions
# Flexible Solutions

Yoga instructors: 'We are basically starting from scratch as an industry'

Jun 21st 2020, 8:30 AM 30,724 Views 12 Comments

Yoga studio owners say social distancing will stretch the sector to its limits.

CityJet and Stobart Air asked government for six-month bailout to ensure their survival after Covid-19
# Aviation
# Aviation

CityJet and Stobart Air asked government for six-month bailout to ensure their survival after Covid-19

Jun 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 16,338 Views 18 Comments

The airlines accounted for over 13% of air traffic at Ireland’s airports before the pandemic.

Business - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Betting companies seek clarity from the government about reopening dates
# Phase Two Plus
# Phase Two Plus

Betting companies seek clarity from the government about reopening dates

Jun 18th 2020, 4:16 PM 20,204 Views 34 Comments

Many bookies believed they were permitted to reopen last week.

'There's a lack of understanding of the business': Pubs frustrated by late timing of re-opening guidelines
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'There's a lack of understanding of the business': Pubs frustrated by late timing of re-opening guidelines

Jun 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 25,146 Views 50 Comments

New guidance on the re-opening of pubs was published by Fáilte Ireland last night.

Business - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Money being spent on credit and debit cards is almost back to pre-Covid levels
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

Money being spent on credit and debit cards is almost back to pre-Covid levels

Jun 16th 2020, 10:33 AM 13,605 Views 21 Comments

There was a sharp drop in ATM withdrawals in April.

Business - Friday 12 June, 2020

Covid-19 has made low-paid jobs 'worse for workers but more valuable to society'
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

Covid-19 has made low-paid jobs 'worse for workers but more valuable to society'

Jun 12th 2020, 12:28 PM 15,269 Views 56 Comments

A new paper calls on policymakers to ‘transform’ precarious and low-paid jobs.

Business - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Prices of clothing, footwear and communications fall for two consecutive months
# Inflation
# Inflation

Prices of clothing, footwear and communications fall for two consecutive months

Jun 11th 2020, 2:08 PM 10,073 Views 8 Comments

Consumer prices were 0.5% lower in May than in the same month last year.

Business - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Opinion: Entrepreneurs with a disability need support to compete - and it's just not there
# Shutting The Door
# Shutting The Door

Opinion: Entrepreneurs with a disability need support to compete - and it's just not there

Jun 6th 2020, 7:30 PM 12,091 Views 31 Comments

Award-winning photographer, Eddie Hennessy, says his business gave him self worth but lack of support will shutter it.

Explainer: How 'examinership' works in Ireland (including how Saddam Hussein comes into it)
# Economic Downturn
# Economic Downturn

Explainer: How 'examinership' works in Ireland (including how Saddam Hussein comes into it)

Jun 6th 2020, 9:30 AM 20,188 Views 1 Comment

Experts believe the process could provide a lifeline for troubled businesses in the post-pandemic period.

Business - Friday 5 June, 2020

Most shops to reopen from Monday — shopping centres to reopen from 15 June
# Open For Business
# Open For Business

Most shops to reopen from Monday — shopping centres to reopen from 15 June

Jun 5th 2020, 2:43 PM 33,042 Views 35 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed that some business restrictions will be lifted from Monday.

Airbnb plans to cut 35% of its Dublin workforce with around 190 jobs to go
# Job Losses
# Job Losses

Airbnb plans to cut 35% of its Dublin workforce with around 190 jobs to go

Jun 5th 2020, 12:05 AM 33,741 Views 57 Comments

Employees are being consulted as part of the redundancy process.

Business - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Ibec warns of the 'sharpest compression of economic activity in living memory'
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Ibec warns of the 'sharpest compression of economic activity in living memory'

Jun 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 23,606 Views 45 Comments

The business lobbying group forecasts Irish unemployment to level off at 16% and GDP to contract by 11% for the year.