A case for solidarity: how supporting certain sectors to stay shut will allow society to reopen
The continuing affordability of borrowing means we can pay the hospitality sector to stay closed, safeguarding jobs and businesses and allowing schools to open, as Alan Barrett of ESRI has suggested
News of a €19 billion hole in the state’s finances will perhaps never again be met as sanguinely as it was last Tuesday afternoon when Paschal Donohoe unveiled the latest round of exchequer figures.
A deficit of such scale is a reflection of the serious financial trauma inflicted on the country as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the degree to which the government has stepped up to support the incomes of...
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Wayne Neilon: Piecemeal approach will not save Ireland‘s céad míle fáilte
State supports have been crucial but not always easy to access or cost-effective and the government must urgently put in place a sustainable package to protect the hospitality sector’s future
New brewery expects 200k annual visitors in wake of pandemic
The Dublin Brewing Co facility in the Parnell Centre will begin production in the spring, and aims to export by year’s end
Virus crisis kills off McDonagh’s sale of US hospitality empire
The Supermac’s owner says his decision to invest in Claddagh Irish pubs chain was his ‘biggest mistake’ and has cost him €23m
Restaurant sector: ‘We’re in for serious, serious problems in 2021’
Restaurateurs worry how long more their businesses can hold out, even with state supports. But some see a glimmer of hope as the Covid-19 vaccines start to arrive