The Last Post: Retailers facing catastrophe may need go-ahead for 24-hour shopping

The chances of a large-scale December economic reopening are not great unless the government is brave enough to face down the public health advice

8th November, 2020
The Last Post: Retailers facing catastrophe may need go-ahead for 24-hour shopping
The flagship Penneys store on Dublin’s Henry Street: retails businesses are waiting to see if they will be allowed to reopen at the start of December when the current lockdown ends

Watching the counting of votes in the extraordinary US election, and observing the Dáil rows over Leo Varadkar’s behaviour in supplying confidential information to a friend, has provided useful distraction to many of us over the last week.

How great it was not to be talking about Covid-19 for once, to be able to pay so little attention to the continuing lack of success in the crucial EU-UK trade talks, and...

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