Ian Guider: No getting away from impact of pandemic on businesses

Blamed for the Christmas opening which led to the third Covid wave, businesses did not raise a fuss at the extended lockdown. But if they do gown, we all suffer

Dublin city centre during the current lockdown: businesses need certainty and clarity about their future. Photo: Artur Widak/NurPhoto

In his interview on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland last week, Taoiseach Micheál Martin covered a lot of ground.

He answered questions about the decision not to allow the GAA an exemption to begin inter-county training again, how he will go to Washington DC if he is invited to the annual St Patrick's Day events at the White House, and whether or not the next secretary-general of the Department of Health should get an €80,000 pay rise.