Help-to-Buy bonus; a taste for working from home; and two landmark deals – The Irish Times

More than 40 per cent of the first-time homebuyers who have availed of the Government’s help-to-buy scheme already had the necessary deposit to secure a mortgage. Eoin Burke-Kennedy reports on new figures from the Revenue Commissioners on a scheme recently enhance din the July Covid stimulus programme.

Elsewhere, companies will face pressure to accommodate working from home even after the Covid-19 crisis passes, according to a new survey. About 80 per cent of those questioned by PeopleSource said they would like to work from home for at least two days each week, writes Colin Gleeson .

Covid has also had an impact on Virgin Media Television, which is toasting the return of live sport with a month of Champions League and Europa League action kicking off this week. Recently appointed managing director Paul Farrell tells Laura Slattery that the advertisers drawn to its “festival of football” won’t offset the Covid-19

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