Today is one of the big driving days on the calendar, as thousands of people around Ireland load up the car and head away to make the most of the bank holiday weekend.
Most commentators agree that the worst of the recession is now over. Across almost every sector of industry, business has picked up and is expected to continue picking up in 2015 and beyond.
A survey by leading office supplier Viking has found that Tuesday is the most productive day of the week in Irish workplaces while Friday is the least productive day, with 62% of respondents admitting that they start winding down when the weekend is just around the corner.
Research by motoring solutions specialist easytrip has found that the trend for ‘staycationing’ is as strong as ever, with 65% of holidaymakers stating that this summer they are staying in Ireland.
A recent survey found that more small firms will be putting on a Christmas party for employees this year, however almost 1 in 3 SMEs has admitted they will also be busier than ever this festive season as they try to generate extra revenue before the year’s end.