Beyond Covid-19: Business as usual seems a distant prospect

We might be sleeping longer and cooking from scratch more, but life is far from normal and businesses are starting to look to government to help them get through the next phase of the pandemic, when the economy will gradually start to reopen

19th April, 2020
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Wim de Jongh and Des McSwiggan of Hope, a small brewery in Dublin’s northside Picture: Fergal Phillips

Working from home during this pandemic has brought its challenges, but apparently some benefits too.

Research published late last week by Savills, the real estate firm, and Pinergy, the energy provider, suggested some welcome lifestyle changes have been forged during the lockdown and consequent shift from office to kitchen table.

Analysing power usage across the day, the companies deduced that we are going to bed earlier and sleeping more; spending less time glued to electronic...

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