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EU Commission proposes €750 billion coronavirus recovery fund

28th May 2020

The European Commission has proposed a recovery fund of €750 billion, which it says is designed to repair the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. According to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, the money would be disbursed via grants and loans, with the commission using the EU budget as leverage to raise […]

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EU Commission proposes €750 billion coronavirus recovery fund

28th May 2020

The European Commission has proposed a recovery fund of €750 billion, which it says is designed to repair the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. According to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, the money would be disbursed via grants and loans, with the commission using the EU budget as leverage to raise […]

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End of June application deadline for bank repayment break – BPFI

28th May 2020

Bank customers who require a break from repaying their mortgages or loans because of the impact the Covid-19 crisis is having on their finances will have to apply for one by 30 June, the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland has said. The BPFI said the deadline has been set by the European Banking Authority. As […]

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End of June application deadline for bank repayment break – BPFI

28th May 2020

Bank customers who require a break from repaying their mortgages or loans because of the impact the Covid-19 crisis is having on their finances will have to apply for one by 30 June, the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland has said. The BPFI said the deadline has been set by the European Banking Authority. As […]

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Foodservice industry could see €5 billion drop in spending

28th May 2020

An assessment of consumer spending on food outside the home, such as in restaurants, has found that the sector could fall in value by as much as €5 billion this year as a result of Covid-19.   Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, has published a paper which sets out the best and worst case […]

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Foodservice industry could see €5 billion drop in spending

28th May 2020

An assessment of consumer spending on food outside the home, such as in restaurants, has found that the sector could fall in value by as much as €5 billion this year as a result of Covid-19.   Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, has published a paper which sets out the best and worst case […]

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Coronavirus to hit supply of new housing, I-RES REIT warns

27th May 2020

The State’s largest property owner, Irish Residential Properties REIT, said today that the overall supply of new housing and apartments is expected to be impacted by the ongoing restrictions due to Covid-19. In a statement issued ahead of its AGM today, it said it continued to add to its portfolio with the addition of 73 new apartments […]

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Coronavirus to hit supply of new housing, I-RES REIT warns

27th May 2020

The State’s largest property owner, Irish Residential Properties REIT, said today that the overall supply of new housing and apartments is expected to be impacted by the ongoing restrictions due to Covid-19. In a statement issued ahead of its AGM today, it said it continued to add to its portfolio with the addition of 73 new apartments […]

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Trips to and from Ireland slump by 99% in April – CSO

27th May 2020

New figures from the Central Statistics Office show “an unprecedented collapse” in overseas travel to and from Ireland in April as the effects of the Covid-19 crisis deepened.  The CSO reported just 16,100 arrivals in April and 17,800 departures. This compares with monthly travel of more than 1.7 million in each direction the same time […]

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Significant stimulus plan needed to revive economy after Covid-19 – IFAC

27th May 2020

The Government has been advised to introduce a “significant” stimulus plan for the economy, once the immediate Covid-19 crisis is over. However, the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (IFAC|) has also warned that “all options must be kept on the table”, including spending cuts and tax rises to bring the public finances back in line once […]

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