Rent crunch: An ‘avalanche of disputes’ is brewing between landlords and business tenants as lockdown bites
Thousands of businesses have stopped paying their rent amid the Covid-19 lockdown. Many landlords are willing to talk, some are giving their tenants relief – and others have already sent solicitors' letters.
“Corporate business is dead”: Coronavirus lockdown eats away at restaurants, hotels and retail
Hotels and restaurants are looking for answers and help from the government as they face yet another challenge, with many dining venues already struggling to stay open. This time, it comes in the form of the global pandemic known as Covid-19.
Cash crunch, faltering margins and chronic oversupply: Why the restaurant industry is braced for an annus horribilis
Five Irish restaurants pulled down the shutters in the first two days of the year and experts say two a week could close this year. Yet, planning applications for new eateries continue to surge. Is it simply healthy competition, or have we reached peak restaurant?