Future tense: the nation’s small businesses fear what comes next
Even with the help of the CRSS and other state aids, businesses are at breaking point – and while compliance is still high, there is a collective exhaustion and a worry that for many, reopening may never arrive
Last week, Gina Murphy made one of her now regular trips to her restaurant, Hugo’s on Merrion Row. She went in to run the taps, flush the toilets and turn on the heating.
Since September 18, her business has traded 13 days in total. Last year, her restaurant was closed for more than 200 days. Her weekly chores are to maintain the building and prevent any damage.
Last week, while checking on the restaurant, she looked...
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