• Inspiring Consumer Support of Irish Craft and Design Amid COVID-19

    August 27, 2020

    The impact of COVID-19 on retail has been significant but one sector that truly felt, and continues to feel, the burden of lockdown and social distancing measures is Irish craft and design. As a sector that thrives on tourism and visits to studios and galleries across the country, sales dwindled rapidly during quarantine with many makers reporting that they were not trading and were concerned about the future of their businesses. The Design & Crafts...

  • COVID-19 and A Shift in Priorities for Those Working Abroad

    August 13, 2020

    COVID-19 has led to a fundamental shift in values for people across the world as we adapt to lockdowns, travel restrictions, and remote working and schooling. This is equally true for those living and working abroad, even though they may be more used to spending long periods of time away from family and friends and keeping in touch with loved ones via Zoom or Skype. We recently worked on a piece of global research with...

  • Roche supports the Marie Keating Foundation to help raise vital funds in ‘COVID-19 Appeal’

    May 26, 2020

    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Marie Keating Foundation were forced to cancel or postpone all of their fundraising events - a critical blow to the cancer support organisation.  The Foundation does not receive any government funding and relies heavily on the money that is raised through its own fundraising activity, and through events organised by other individuals and organisations. Roche Ireland has a long-standing relationship with the Marie Keating Foundation, and saw that there...