Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme increase
Apr, 24 2020

Minister Donohoe announces update to the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme to ensure greater staff retention and links between employer and employee. For updates see gov.ie


Government supports for COVID-19 impacted businesses
May, 09 2020

The following supports are available from the government for businesses during this crisis.
Please consult the governments website for the most up-to-date information https://dbei.gov.ie/en/What-We-Do/Supports-for-SMEs/COVID-19-supports/Government-supports-to-COVID-19-impacted-businesses.html

Local Enterprise Office Supports
May, 09 2020

A number of valuable supports are available from your local LEO office including information, mentorship, online trading vouchers and more. Please see https://www.localenterprise.ie/response for the most up-to-date information. 

Roadmap For Reopening
May, 09 2020

Roadmap for reopening society and business

The roadmap sets out Ireland's plan for lifting COVID-19 restrictions in five phases:

Further measures to support businesses impacted by COVID-19
May, 09 2020

The government has agreed a suite of measures to further support small, medium and larger business that are negatively impacted by COVID-19. It follows the publication of the government’s Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business. Those measures are:

  • a €10,000 restart grant for micro and small businesses based on a rates/waiver rebate from 2019
  • a three month commercial rates waiver for impacted businesses
  • a €2 billion Pandemic Stabilisation and Recovery Fund within the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), 
  • a €2 billion COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme to support lending to SMEs 
  • the ‘warehousing’ of tax liabilities
  • a commitment to local authorities to make up the rates shortfall

Return to Work Safely Protocol
May, 10 2020

The Return to Work Safely Protocol is designed to support employers and workers to put measures in place that will prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, when the economy begins to slowly open up, following the temporary closure of most businesses during the worst phase of the current pandemic.