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PUP claimants drop below 400,000 for first time in 2021

5th May 2021

The number of people claiming the Pandemic Unemployment Payment has dipped below 400,000 for the first time this year, according to the latest figures from the Department of Social Protection. 385,211 recipients will receive the payment this week, at a cost of €114.1 million. The total cost of the scheme launched on 16 March 2020 […]

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PUP claimants drop below 400,000 for first time in 2021

5th May 2021

The number of people claiming the Pandemic Unemployment Payment has dipped below 400,000 for the first time this year, according to the latest figures from the Department of Social Protection. 385,211 recipients will receive the payment this week, at a cost of €114.1 million. The total cost of the scheme launched on 16 March 2020 […]

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Grants of up to €40,000 under new Online Retail Scheme

4th May 2021

€5m is to be made available to help businesses upgrade their websites to boost opportunities in online retail. The latest round of the Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme is open to applications from today. The scheme, which will be administered by Enterprise Ireland, is targeted at Irish-based retailers with a physical store and a pre-existing online […]

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Grants of up to €40,000 under new Online Retail Scheme

4th May 2021

€5m is to be made available to help businesses upgrade their websites to boost opportunities in online retail. The latest round of the Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme is open to applications from today. The scheme, which will be administered by Enterprise Ireland, is targeted at Irish-based retailers with a physical store and a pre-existing online […]

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Manufacturing activity surge drives PMI to record high

4th May 2021

Conditions in manufacturing improved vastly in the month of April bringing AIB’s monthly measure of activity in the sector to a record high. The Purchasing Managers’ Index – or PMI – is a composite, single-figure indicator of manufacturing performance derived from indicators for new orders, output, employment, suppliers’ delivery times and stocks of purchases. Activity […]

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Covid-related supports for businesses to be set out by month end

4th May 2021

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath has said Covid-related supports for businesses and individuals beyond June will be laid out by Government by the end of this month. He said the Government will give careful consideration to Covid-19 supports provided, and reiterated there will not be any cliff edge for people or their […]

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Business groups largely welcome Govt reopening plan

30th April 2021

Business groups have largely welcomed the latest Government plan for the reopening of the economy, which will see sectors reopen on a phased basis from 10 May. On that date, hairdressers will reopen. The Irish Hairdressers Federation welcomed the news, saying their focus is now on reopening the sector safely and responsibly on 10 May. […]

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Business groups largely welcome Govt reopening plan

30th April 2021

Business groups have largely welcomed the latest Government plan for the reopening of the economy, which will see sectors reopen on a phased basis from 10 May. On that date, hairdressers will reopen. The Irish Hairdressers Federation welcomed the news, saying their focus is now on reopening the sector safely and responsibly on 10 May. […]

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Economic revival begins but won’t be easy

30th April 2021

Is this really the beginning of the end of the economic misery that’s been heaped upon the country for the past 13 months?
 That’s the question that thousands of business owners and their staff across the country are asking themselves, following the latest reopening plan announcement. For pubs that haven’t served a pint in 15 […]

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Economic revival begins but won’t be easy

30th April 2021

Is this really the beginning of the end of the economic misery that’s been heaped upon the country for the past 13 months?
 That’s the question that thousands of business owners and their staff across the country are asking themselves, following the latest reopening plan announcement. For pubs that haven’t served a pint in 15 […]

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