The way we live now: industry experts give their forecasts for the future
After a year and a half of the pandemic, the residential landscape looks somewhat different. Here, the team at JLL estate agents predict which way the market is likely to go in 2022
Almost half of 18-34 year olds plan to change job in the next year
New research shows mental health of young workers has been negatively impacted by the pandemic
‘Incomprehensible’ that passenger charges not increased during Covid, airport chief says
Basil Geoghegan will today tell an Oireachtas committee that passenger charge rates set before the pandemic are ‘fundamentally flawed’ and causing significant financial issues for airports
Is this the calm before the great insolvency storm?
This year has seen fewer insolvencies than expected, particularly in the hard-hit hospitality and retail sectors. How is this happening – and will fortunes shift when the pandemic supports wind down?
‘If you open nightclubs, pubs and restaurants without Covid certs, it’s a recipe for disaster’
Experts differ over the cause and significance of the current rise in Covid cases in Ireland and its implications as we approach a full reopening on October 22
Why clubland could be calling it a night in Ireland
As well as the fresh doubts about reopening, there are existential threats to Ireland’s night-time economy, with just 100 nightclubs and 200 late-night bars remaining in the entire country
Government hopes to raise vaccination rates via passports for pubs and restaurants
Ministers hope that extending the use of vaccination passports beyond the planned date of October 22 will put pressure on more unvaccinated people to get the jab
McCauley network buys two Wexford pharmacies for €2m
Tony McEntee, chief executive of the independently owned chain which now employs 550, has noted the current skills shortage and difficulty in finding staff
Covid-19: Wonder drugs become another weapon in ongoing battle against the virus
Recent tests by Merck of an antiviral pill that appears to cut hospitalisation risk by 50 per cent sent the company’s shares soaring. Other companies, including Dublin-based AiPharma, are also in the race to develop antiviral medications
Future of many thousands of jobs uncertain, warns Central Bank
About 320,000 jobs are still being supported by the pandemic employment wage subsidy scheme – which means uncertainty for those workers when scheme winds down
HSE struggling to identify candidates for vaccine boosters
Tens of thousands of immunocompromised people need a third Covid vaccine dose, but the lack of a register makes identifying them difficult
Central Bank: Irish economy is set for ‘sustained period of robust growth’
Domestic economic activity is expected to be back at pre-pandemic levels by the end of this year with growth of 7.1 per cent in 2022
Empty shelves and queues for petrol: what is causing Britain’s supply chain crisis, and is Ireland next?
With supplies being disrupted, long queues at the petrol pumps and warnings of a difficult Christmas, the public mood in Britain is turning sour as the full extent of Brexit’s huge repercussions become apparent. What is going on, and could similar scenes be witnessed in Ireland?
Covid-19: From ‘Fortress Australia’ to a gilded cage
Once the envy of all other nations for its zero-Covid achievement, Australia is now so far behind on vaccination that global travel is only now being contemplated – and initially just for citizens
Elaine Byrne: How we went from a cautionary tale to best in class
Bloomberg has named Ireland number one in the world for Covid-19 resilience suggesting critics of the government’s handling of the pandemic, while not completely without reason, may have over-reacted after all
Pandemic bonus becomes loaded issue as workers line up to stake their claim
With a chorus of sectors claiming entitlement to a pandemic bonus, the definition of frontline workers has expanded far beyond those who worked in hospitals during the worst days of Covid-19
This Working Life: Ask the right questions to find the best solutions for how to make your office safe
The needs of every worker have to be considered when creating a phased plan for the return to the workplace
Pandemic threw Gate Theatre into ‘urgent fight for survival’
Box office takings fell 85 per cent at the theatre, which opens to audiences again in October for the first time in 18 months
Covid in the classroom: Is sending kids to school putting them at risk?
As experts argue over the precise likelihood of Covid-19 spreading in schools, parents are confused and uncertain – in spite of government assurances that it’s safe