Sunday June 7, 2020

More publicans come forward to complain about FBD assurance

Insurer declines to pay out and claims ‘a pandemic is simply not an insurable event’

Ross’s graduated speeding penalties plan to be dropped

The bill, which was approved by cabinet last year, is unlikely to be taken up by new government

Brexit is back with a bang

As the prospect of an extension to the trade talks recedes, Irish business are assessing how best to prepare for Britain’s EU exit

Coveney: agreement on new government can be reached this week

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said he is hopeful that an agreement can be reached between FG, FF and the Greens as early as this Thursday

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Aidan Regan | 8 hours ago

Aidan Regan: Greens must avoid falling into deficit trap

Entering a coalition that prioritises deficit reduction over investment and growth would be political suicide for the party

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Asking Britain to seek Brexit extension would backfire says Tánaiste

Tánaiste Simon Coveney’s comments come after the latest round of EU-British talks produced no significant progress on free trade deal

Vincent Boland: For corporations, being woke is a delicate balancing act

Many banks and big businesses are trying to get on the right side of history after the appalling death of George Floyd in Minneapolis

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Health

Marie Culliton, medical scientist and Laboratory Manager at the National Maternity Hospital on the science behind testing for coronavirus

Music

The Zambian-Irish poet and rapper’s recent performance at the National Gallery was mesmerising. She says the lack of an in-person audience gave her the room to truly be free

Andrea Cleary | 7th June, 2020

With weddings and other events cancelled, and in-person trade closed, flower growers and sellers have had to get creative – and, in some cases, completely reassess their business model to adapt to a changed world

Environmental scientist Dr Tara Shine says that policy change and individual action must be combined if we are to meet climate change goals. A strong advocate for the power of personal responsibility, her book How to Change the Planet, One Object at a Time is packed with achievable advice.

The Business Post’s wine and spirits correspondent, who died last week, was a warm and entertaining man who wore his knowledge lightly, and shared it generously

It’s not news to say that our homes have become our everything: encompassing work, life, relationships and play. We asked five people working in very different fields to share how their working from home life has evolved in recent weeks, and what this period has revealed about their careers and themselves

Connected

Emmet Ryan introduces you to this year’s rising stars of Irish tech

Emmet Ryan | 7th June, 2020

Róisín Kiberd on why Animal Crossing isn’t entirely an escape from life

Before the pandemic, virtualisation and remote access were luxuries for many companies but now all that has changed. Alex Meehan reports

As companies grappled with the shock of sending everyone home, ThinScale Technology was at the forefront of helping companies adjust to remote working

Although notebooks are increasingly favoured by business users, desktops still have their place – particularly in managed corporate environments. They can also provide great performance and capability for the home user. Stephen Errity profiles the latest offerings