'The internet is our everything': running a small business in rural Ireland – image.ie

Leaving cities for home places in rural Ireland has been a necessity for many during the pandemic, and now it is quickly looking like an appealing long-term prospect. But how feasible is it? We catch up with a small business owner who left Cork City Although she always wanted to run her own small business,

Living Leeside: Meet the French piano man who adores Cork – Echo Live

Twenty years later, Leo Guedan is an integral part of the local community, married to a Bandon woman Irene, with three children who he says are “more Irish than French.” “I have been playing the piano since I was five or six,” Leo told The Echo, “I also play the saxophone, the double bass and

Master of the High Court: 'Restructuring SMEs through examinership is needed in these tough times' – TheJournal.ie

IT’S A FAIR bet that banks will be watching our current caretaker Government proposing legislation to support Ireland’s struggling small businesses – with below-market-interest-rates from financial institutions – and could decide, on that basis, to hold off on normal lending for now. That’s displacement. Also, delay. It’s also safe to assume that most small and

Conor Skehan: The new best places to live – Independent.ie

Within 18 months the global property market will be transformed. New post-Covid demands will rapidly emerge, while old certainties evaporate. Most of the changes will be existing trends that have been amplified and accelerated by this crisis, while a few will result from altered behaviour. These changes will have major implications for property markets, public

Seven great Irish escapes to rent when lockdown lifts – The Irish Times

From tiny boltholes to rambling seaside cottages, these spruced-up homes are ready for staycations We all need a break, a break from looking at the same four walls and garden fence to get a fresh perspective. The staycation is back and savvy shoppers trying to make the best of it are booking Irish holiday homes

Fixer uppers: A step on the ladder or a money pit? – Independent.ie

The number of first-time buyers is falling year on year. Blame the Central Bank rules, blame lack of supply or high property prices or any one of the current market’s idiosyncrasies. But as a result, those wanting to get a foot on the ladder are having to think outside the box. he pandemic has helped

Government faces 'legal difficulties' on eviction bans and rent holidays, warns attorney-general – The Times

The attorney-general has warned government of “significant legal difficulties” if it tries to stop business evictions or force landlords to give rent holidays to commercial tenants unable to trade because of the coronavirus lockdown. Business minister Heather Humphreys asked attorney-general Séamus Woulfe to investigate the legality of measures such as eviction bans and rent moratoriums

Royal Hibernian Academy creates fund to help Irish artists – The Times

The Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) has set up a fundraising campaign for struggling Irish artists — and the donations are set to exceed €50,000. The RHA has donated €10,000 to the fund from the Hennessy Craig award, the largest painting prize in Ireland, which grants €20,000 to a single painter every two years. “Every other

Government faces 'legal difficulties' on eviction bans and rent holidays, warns attorney-general – The Times

The attorney-general has warned government of “significant legal difficulties” if it tries to stop business evictions or force landlords to give rent holidays to commercial tenants unable to trade because of the coronavirus lockdown. Business minister Heather Humphreys asked attorney-general Séamus Woulfe to investigate the legality of measures such as eviction bans and rent moratoriums