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: RollingNews.ie

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...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month, €19.99 Monthly thereafter

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Data check: The risk factor of AstraZeneca and what it means for vaccines rollout

Coronavirus Rachel Lavin 17 hours ago

Covid-19: One million vaccine jabs done, many more to do

Barristers working for health panels are ‘frontline workers’, says HSE

Coronavirus Aaron Rogan 17 hours ago

European Commission has no objection to Ireland’s quarantine list extension

Coronavirus Aiden Corkery 17 hours ago