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Irish manufacturing recovers slightly from #Coronavirus collapses – #PMI

Irish manufacturing recovers slightly from #Coronavirus collapses – #PMI

| June 3, 2020

Irish manufacturing activity recovered slightly after suffering its sharpest monthly decline on record in April but still contracted rapidly in May as the economy began to slowly emerge from a coronavirus lockdown, a survey showed on Tuesday (2 June), writes Padraic Halpin. Ireland partially eased stay-at-home restrictions two weeks ago that had been rolled out […]

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Ireland to review 14-day #Coronavirus quarantine for travellers on 18 June

Ireland to review 14-day #Coronavirus quarantine for travellers on 18 June

| May 25, 2020

Ireland’s new regulations requiring incoming travellers to provide the address at which they will self-isolate for 14 days will initially be in effect from May 28 to June 18, Health Minister Simon Harris (pictured) said on Friday (22 May), writes Padric Halpin. The government announced last week that it would now require arrivals to complete […]

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#Coronavirus – Irish led EU-funded research project brings new rapid diagnostic to the market

#Coronavirus – Irish led EU-funded research project brings new rapid diagnostic to the market

| May 22, 2020

One of the first 18 research and innovation projects funded by the EU to tackle the coronavirus is already delivering results. Researchers involved in the HG nCoV19 test project, selected for funding from the EU research and innovation programme Horizon 2020 under the special call launched in January, have obtained approval to put a new rapid […]

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Irish consumer sentiment posts partial rebound from #COVID collapse

Irish consumer sentiment posts partial rebound from #COVID collapse

| May 21, 2020

Irish consumer sentiment rebounded in May to recover almost a third of the record loss it suffered in April on the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, but remained close to historic lows, a survey showed on Wednesday (20 May), writes Conor Humphries. The KBC Bank consumer sentiment index climbed to 52.3 from 42.6 in April, […]

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UK deal on EU ties is possible, PM #Johnson tells Ireland’s #Varadkar

UK deal on EU ties is possible, PM #Johnson tells Ireland’s #Varadkar

| May 18, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar (both pictured) on Friday (15 May) that he believed it was possible to reach an agreement with the European Union over Britain’s future relationship, Johnson’s office said, writes Kylie MacLellan. Britain and the European Union both demanded that the other side give ground in talks […]

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Talks on new Irish government commence

Talks on new Irish government commence

| May 6, 2020

Three months on from a general election that marked a major shift in Irish politics, talks are finally getting under way to create a new three-way coalition. Ken Murray reports from Dublin. It’s been a long time coming but bit by bit, they appear to be getting there. Formal talks on the creation of a […]

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Irish PM sees targeted extension of emergency wage, welfare schemes

Irish PM sees targeted extension of emergency wage, welfare schemes

| May 4, 2020

Ireland will likely extend COVID-19 emergency wage and jobless payment schemes beyond June, keeping them in place at the very least for sectors unable to open by then, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar (pictured) said on Friday (1 May), writes Padraic Halpin. Varadkar laid out a road map for a gradual re-opening of the economy on […]

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