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NCT centres to remain closed during public restrictions

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 18:45
The National Car Testing Service has said that its test centres will not re-open tomorrow.

Banks work through 28,000 mortgage break applications

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 13:39
28,000 mortgage payment break applications have been processed or are currently being worked through by the banks in the last week since the initiative got under way.

CIF directs members to stop work on building sites

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 13:17
The Construction Industry Federation has directed its members to cease working on building sites and secure them immediately.

Economist McCarthy warns of slow recovery

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 10:32
Economist Colm McCarthy has warned the recovery of the Irish economy post-Covid-19 is linked to external factors, especially to the swift recovery of the US economy.

List of essential retailers updated with some removed

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 08:17
The Government has updated the list of retail outlets which it has deemed essential enough to remain open despite the new Covid-19 restrictions.

Remote working offers easy pickings for cyber criminals

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 07:00
Cyber-criminals have never been ones to waste a good crisis, and how they're taking advantage of companies' response to Covid-19 is the latest example of that, writes Adam Maguire.

Liquidators appointed to four USIT travel group firms

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 20:11
Provisional liquidators have been appointed to four companies in the USIT student travel group, after the Covid-19 crisis caused their collapse.

Central bank clarifies issues relating to insurance

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 16:37
The Central Bank has told insurance companies that where there is ambiguity in the interpretation of the contracts of customers who are making claims arising out of the Covid-19 disruption, they must find in favour of the consumer.

Digicel in talks about possible debt write-downs

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 15:40
Digicel, the telecoms group controlled by businessman Denis O'Brien, has said it is in talks with some debtholders about possible debt write-downs.

Irish firm offers home testing for Covid-19 to HSE

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 14:59
Irish firm, LetsGetChecked, has written to the HSE and Minister for Health to offer its testing kits direct to consumers so that they can test themselves for Covid-19 at home.

Fyffes has 'sufficient' fresh fruit stocks

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 14:20
Fyffes chairman David McCann said his company has "sufficient" fresh fruit stocks on hand - and in the pipeline - to ensure that Irish consumers can continue to enjoy a healthy diet at this time.

LafargeHolcim warns on profit as virus hits builders

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 13:35
LafargeHolcim has today ditched its profit forecast for 2020 and announced spending cuts to counter the downturn in construction caused by the coronavirus.

Virus causes firms to worry about business continuity

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 13:09
Nearly nine out of every ten businesses here say the uncertainty around business continuity arising from the Covid-19 pandemic is creating challenges for their firm.

Tesco limits online shop to 80 items in UK

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 13:06
Supermarket group Tesco said it will limit the number of items UK customers can order in an online shop to 80 during the coronavirus emergency.

International tourism to plunge up to 30% due to virus

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 12:49
The number of international tourist arrivals will fall by 20-30% in 2020 due to Covid-19, putting millions of jobs at risk, the World Tourism Organization said today.

Bus, train timetables to be scaled back to 80% capacity

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 11:50
Bus and train timetables will be scaled back next week to 80% capacity, due to reduced demand caused by the coronavirus emergency.

Home mortgage arrears fall to nine year lows

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 11:44
The number of home mortgages in arrears for over 90 days fell to 5.7% at the end of December from 5.9% three months earlier, new figures from the Central Bank show today.

Annual retail sales broadly flat before virus shutdown

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 11:30
Retail sales fell by 4.3% on a monthly basis in February to stand 0.3% lower on an annual basis, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show.

ESB has continuity response plans in place

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 10:35
ESB has said its business units - including generation, transmission, distribution and supply - have implemented business continuity response plans to ensure continued provision of a safe and reliable electricity service to homes and businesses across Ireland.

Mike Ashley 'deeply apologetic' for virus blunder

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 10:09
The billionaire boss of Sports Direct said he was "deeply apologetic" over the way his company handled the coronavirus emergency and wants to make amends by offering resources to the UK's National Health Service.