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Govt urged to reduce alcohol, hospitality VAT rate to 5%

The Irish drink and hospitality sector is urging the Government to deliver a VAT reduction in the July stimulus economic plan. The ...
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Govt may extend rent freeze

The Government will consider extending a rent freeze and moratorium on evictions which was introduced as an emergency measure at ...
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Hotels report occupancy rates of between 23-26% for summer months

Hoteliers here are reporting occupancy rates of between 23 and 26% for the summer months, according to figures from the ...
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Irish economy to shrink by 8.5% in 2020 before 2021 recovery

The European Commission has said that Ireland’s GDP is projected to contract by 8.5% in 2020. The economy here is ...
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Dramatic rise in online scams during pandemic

Fraudulent emails and text messages tricking people to share personal and banking details increased during the Covid-19 crisis, according to ...
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House prices down 3.3% so far this year, rents up 0.2% – Daft.ie

House sale prices fell by an average of 3.3% in the year to June, according to the latest Daft.ie Housing Market ...
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Euro zone retail sales in record rebound in May as lockdowns eased

Consumers in the euro zone returned en masse to shops in May as lockdowns were eased, estimates from the EU ...
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Irish economy to fall 8.5% in 2020 before 2021 recovery

The European Commission has said that Ireland’s GDP is projected to contract by 8.5% in 2020. The economy here is then ...
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Euro zone set for deeper recession, weaker rebound

The euro zone economy will drop deeper into recession this year and rebound less strongly in 2021 than previously thought, ...
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