Brian Keegan: Businesses deserve a reward after such a tough year
It’s clear from the November exchequer returns that Irish firms have been doing the right thing throughout the coronavirus crisis
The exchequer figures published last week confirmed that, as a nation, we are spending vast sums to deal with the consequences of the pandemic. We have spent €10.5 billion more than was planned for in 2020.
The bulk of this overspend, by a considerable distance, was not in the health budget but in social protection, dealing with the fallout from work stoppages and redundancies. Not as much tax materialised as was expected either, but lurking in...
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AIB financial targets will be met by closures and 1,500 job cuts
The bank, which is 71 per cent owned by the Irish taxpayer, may also be looking towards acquisitions, one of which is the wealth management company Goodbody stockbrokers which it formerly owned
Credit guarantee: The money’s there, but where is it going?
With very little of the €2 billion credit guarantee cash having found its way to stricken companies, some are speculating that the banks are too busy dealing with underperforming loans to lend cash to firms
Can O’Leary lead Ryanair out of this unprecedented crisis?
Analysis: Michael O’Leary must be unhappy that he can’t run his company in his own way during the pandemic. His is the personality that made Ryanair Ireland’s most successful export, but he faces his biggest challenge yet in bringing the company back to recovery