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What will the office market look like after the great remote working experiment?

7th August 2020

When lockdown was imposed and workers were forced to desert office buildings en masse, it was a novelty. Hundreds of thousands of employees across the State decamped from bustling city centres to clear out their spare bedroom, turning ironing boards into stand-up desks or even making their own bedroom double up as a home office. […]

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What will the office market look like after the great remote working experiment?

7th August 2020

When lockdown was imposed and workers were forced to desert office buildings en masse, it was a novelty. Hundreds of thousands of employees across the State decamped from bustling city centres to clear out their spare bedroom, turning ironing boards into stand-up desks or even making their own bedroom double up as a home office. […]

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Irish tourism must also help itself to survive the pandemic

7th August 2020

There is no need to rake over old ground. We already know the tourism and hospitality sectors have been hit like no other by the pandemic and its war on fun. We could argue over whether this has been compounded by recent Government decisions, such as the petty move to force restaurants to close at […]

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Irish tourism must also help itself to survive the pandemic

7th August 2020

There is no need to rake over old ground. We already know the tourism and hospitality sectors have been hit like no other by the pandemic and its war on fun. We could argue over whether this has been compounded by recent Government decisions, such as the petty move to force restaurants to close at […]

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More small firm owners expect to get pay rise as mood improves

7th August 2020

ONE in ten small business owners now plans to give themselves a pay raise this year, while nearly a third will cut their wages amid Covid-19 losses, according to the Irish SME Association. Isme’s survey of 237 members identifies growing confidence among a minority of small firm owners that their enterprises will survive the pandemic, […]

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More small firm owners expect to get pay rise as mood improves

7th August 2020

ONE in ten small business owners now plans to give themselves a pay raise this year, while nearly a third will cut their wages amid Covid-19 losses, according to the Irish SME Association. Isme’s survey of 237 members identifies growing confidence among a minority of small firm owners that their enterprises will survive the pandemic, […]

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Coronavirus punches €8.3bn hole in public finances

6th August 2020

The coronavirus crisis has punched an €8.3 billion hole in the public finances, according to the latest exchequer returns. The figures show the Government’s budget deficit – the difference between what it spends and what it takes in in taxes – swelled to €7.4 billion in July as VAT receipts crashed and spending on income […]

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Services sector grows in July for first time since lockdown

6th August 2020

Activity in the services sector grew in July for the first time since the economy entered lockdown restrictions earlier this year, according to data from AIB. The July purchasing managers index (PMI) witnessed a modest expansion but the volumes of income new sales fell further, while employment continued to decline. The business activity index rose […]

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Opportunities offered for researchers and enterprises under Horizon 2020

6th August 2020

Research and innovation is the bedrock of success for the most ambitious companies that scale internationally, diversify their export base and create jobs at home. A higher education sector and research ecosystem that is outward looking and internationally engaged, and collaborating with Irish companies, is of critical importance to Ireland’s place in the world and […]

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RDI Hub in Kerry marketing itself as ‘remote’ location

5th August 2020

A NON-PROFIT hub for start-ups in Killorglin is reporting interest from firms seeking a ‘remote’ base for workers living in Kerry, Cork and Limerick. The RDI Hub – a joint venture of Fexco, IT Tralee, Kerry County Council and Enterprise Ireland – opened earlier this year in the Co Kerry town and already hosts operations […]

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