Friday May 29, 2020

Surviving the shock: businesses prepare for battle

With the tourism and hospitality industries now on their knees, countless businesses are battling to survive and all eyes are turning to the big insurance players. Already, it is becoming clear that action is needed on a scale never witnessed before

12th April, 2020
A view of O’Connell Street from O’Connell Bridge: many shops have closed due to the coronavirus. PIcture: Fergal Phillips

We’d known ourselves for weeks, before the boffins confirmed it on Wednesday, that the country was indeed rocking a little gentler these days in keeping with our curtailed way of life.

Seismologists at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) told the Irish Times that human-made ground vibrations – those caused by people and their machines – were three times lower than they had been before our movements were restricted and all but...

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