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Waltzing on: Con Horgan, with fellow performer Kim McCafferty of Fanzini, is facing an uncertain summer

Waltzing on: Con Horgan, with fellow performer Kim McCafferty of Fanzini, is facing an uncertain summer

Diversifying: Staff at Ballymaloe’s Co Cork processing plant have moved into pasta sauces under general manager Maxine Hyde

Diversifying: Staff at Ballymaloe’s Co Cork processing plant have moved into pasta sauces under general manager Maxine Hyde

Bump in the road: Joe Duffy Group CEO Gavin Hydes is aiming to protect his staff from the financial fallout of the pandemic

Bump in the road: Joe Duffy Group CEO Gavin Hydes is aiming to protect his staff from the financial fallout of the pandemic

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Waltzing on: Con Horgan, with fellow performer Kim McCafferty of Fanzini, is facing an uncertain summer

As swathes of the economy are placed into suspended animation to allow the health system fight the Covid-19 outbreak, we've spoken to the business people forced to pick up the pieces.

No sector, no business and no employer has been unaffected. Owners and managers of businesses of all sizes are taking unprecedented action to protect lives and livelihoods.

These first-hand accounts go behind the high-level economic data and the public announcements and show how Irish businesses are dealing day by day with the most challenging circumstances in the economic history of the state, how they are coping now and already planning for life post-coronavirus.