Businesses beg for government help as trade plummets

Scores of pubs, shops and hotels face the threat of imminent closure as members of the public stay indoors to avoid the coronavirus

15th March, 2020
Businesses beg for government help as trade plummets
Paschal Donohoe speaking to the media about the national public health crisis Picture:

Irish businesses were reeling this weekend as they began to count the cost of the initial fallout from the unprecedented Covid-19 protective measures.

With pubs, hotels and retailers all reporting drops in trading, there have been mounting calls for the government to step in and provide additional resources to prevent job losses and closures.

Since the government’s decision last week to close schools, childcare facilities and colleges until late March and its advice for employees...

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