This budget must be the first step in a strategic exit from the crisis
Analysis: Emergency support will continue to be needed, but it is crucial that we move from an emergency mindset and focus funds on rebuilding investor confidence and creating jobs
Twelve months ago, as we looked ahead to the Budget 2020 announcement, the majority of the focus and commentary centred on ensuring our economy was prepared for the “once in a lifetime” economic event that was Brexit. We have all lived a second lifetime since then.
While the departure of our nearest neighbour from the EU will have long-lasting and far-reaching political, social, and economic ramifications for this island, we now face the added...
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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
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
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