Friday May 29, 2020

Arrival of summer brings nothing but doom and gloom for economy

Tax receipts are plummeting, deficits mounting, and Bewley’s Café on Grafton Street has closed. New buinesses have emerged making Covid-19 home test kits and face masks, but this is only the tiniest glimmer of light in an incredibly dark tunnel

10th May, 2020
The impact of Covid-19 and the public health measures taken to deal with it were yet to be felt in our tax receipts, the Department of Finance clarified

As the sun set last Tuesday evening, David Clarke lit the Bealtaine Fire on the Hill of Uisneach, keeping alive one of Ireland’s oldest traditions in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic and the ban on mass gatherings.

Typically, thousands would gather at the centre of the country, near Mullingar, Co Westmeath to celebrate the arrival of summer while in times gone by the blaze acted as a signal for fires to be lit...

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