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Foodservice industry could see €5 billion drop in spending

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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End of June application deadline for bank repayment break – BPFI

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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EU Commission proposes €750 billion coronavirus recovery fund

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

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

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

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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EBA calls for European states to shield their banks

European countries need to join forces to shield their banks from the coronavirus outbreak, one of the bloc’s top regulators said today, potentially using a 500 billion euro EU recovery fund to do so. The remarks from Jose Manuel Campa, who leads the European Banking Authority (EBA), will rekindle a divisive debate about whether rich […]

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Number of people on Covid-19 unemployment payment falls

The number of people receiving the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment has fallen to 579,400 – a drop of 5,200 over the last week.  Of these, 33,400 are receiving their last payment as they are returning to work.   These figures are on top of the 214,700 people receiving Jobseekers’ Benefit at the end of April.  […]

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Economic confidence up in May but remains weak overall

Consumer and business sentiment rose slightly in May, albeit from a low base according to the latest Pulse survey from Bank of Ireland. Consumer confidence was up marginally in the month, while all sectors of business saw an improvement. That came as improving data on the number of Covid-19 cases in Ireland continued to improve, […]

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76% of consumers using contactless payments every week – BPFI

Three quarters of consumers say they now use contactless payments at least once a week, according to a survey for the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland. The survey of 1,000 adults was conducted at the end of April by Coyne Research.  It coincided with the extension of the limit on contactless payments from €30 to […]

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