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Europe’s easing timetable is intact with coronavirus spread under control

Europe’s push to revive battered economies looks to be on track, as coronavirus infections show no sign of a resurgence during the winding down of restrictions on daily life....

Phil Hogan mulling candidacy for WTO chief

Hogan has been a European commissioner since 2014, initially responsible for agriculture and since late 2019 for trade....

EasyJet and Carnival poised to exit FTSE 100 as virus hammers travel firms

Budget airline easyJet and cruise operator Carnival are set to tumble out of the FTSE 100 after being battered by travel restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic....

Coronavirus: Ibec demands faster reopening of the economy and reduction of two-metre rule

Business group Ibec is demanding that the two-metre social distancing rule be reduced to one metre and for the lockdown to be lifted by the end of June....

Diane Dodds – Furlough changes incredibly difficult for some firms in NI

Around 200,000 people have taken part in an unprecedented official initiative to save jobs during the lockdown....

Businesses in UK told to start paying furlough bill from August

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled plans for grants for freelancers of up to £6,570 (€7,282) which will also be available from that date....

Amazon in talks for new 750-worker Dublin office despite virus

Amazon is in talks to rent an office block in Dublin with space for about 750 workers....

EPA orders Merck to address persistent problem of bad odours from east Cork plant

The State environmental watchdog has instructed a leading medical science and technology firm to take “significant action” to address the persistent problem of bad odours coming from its plant in east Cork....

Online shopping and level of savings reach record levels in Ireland, amid lockdown

Figures from the Central Bank show that deposits from Irish resident households saw the largest increase in since they began recording the figures in 2003....

Belfast International Airport announces voluntary redundancy programme

It is estimated to lose 45 employees out of a total workforce of 195 due to ‘devastating’ impact of the pandemic on air travel....

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