Business community concerned about prospect of more lockdowns

Chambers Ireland said today that there is a growing unease within the business community regarding the Government’s pandemic planning. Ian Talbot, Chambers Ireland chief executive, said there was a serious concern across the network that the country is moving towards another post-Christmas “circuit-breaker” lockdown. “Businesses are paying the price for a continued lack of action…

At a glance: Here are the updated Covid-19 restrictions

The Taoiseach has announced fresh restrictions as Covid-19 infection rates surge across the country. Micheál Martin said without the success of the vaccination programme, there is “no doubt Ireland would be in full-scale lockdown”. However, he said new curbs have been introduced in a “collective effort to keep our economy and society open” and keep…

Govt announces return to remote working ‘unless absolutely necessary’

People should work from home unless it is absolutely necessary they attend in person, the Taoiseach has said. Announcing a series of measures aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19, Micheál Martin said the Cabinet has agreed to pause the “phased and cautious return to the workplace”. The Government position since September had been for…