DUBLIN Ryanair shareholders backed a 458,000 euro ($540,000) bonus for Group CEO Michael O'Leary on Thursday, although more than a third withheld their support following criticism of the payout at a time of industry crisis.
DUBLIN/BRUSSELS Phil Hogan quit as the EU's Trade Commissioner on Wednesday after days of pressure over allegations he breached COVID-19 guidelines during a trip to his native Ireland, saying it had become clear the controversy was a distraction from his work.
BRUSSELS/DUBLIN The Irish government on Tuesday evening said there were clear breaches of COVID-19 public health guidelines during European Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan's recent trip to his native Ireland.
DUBLIN Ireland significantly tightened its nationwide coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday to try to rein in a surge in cases, urging everyone to restrict visitors to their homes, avoid public transport and older people to limit their contacts.
DUBLIN Ireland will hand firms hit by the COVID-19 crisis more generous grants, extend a wage-subsidy scheme keeping many afloat and aim to boost domestic tourism with "staycation vouchers" as part of a fresh stimulus package announced on Thursday.
* VAT rate to be cut to 23% from 21% for six months
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DUBLIN The Irish economy will shrink by at least 10% this year and could shrink more than 15% if a second wave of coronavirus forces restrictions on movement to last six months longer than expected, the government said on Tuesday.
DUBLIN Ireland's central bank said on Friday the shock to the economy from the coronavirus pandemic could be greater than in any year of the financial crisis as a record collapse in services sector activity demonstrated the speed of the decline.
DUBLIN Ireland banned all non-essential travel within the country and shut non-essential retail on Tuesday to battle coronavirus as it significantly increased income support for those already left unemployed and workers at risk of joining them.