500 businesses, trade groups in open letter to Taoiseach

Nearly 500 businesses and trade associations involved in the tourism, hospitality and events industries have signed an open letter to Taoiseach Micheál Martin calling for the sector to be allowed reopen or reopen to a greater extent than currently from December. The signatories say they recognise that although it will not be business as usual this […]

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500 businesses, trade groups in open letter to Taoiseach

Nearly 500 businesses and trade associations involved in the tourism, hospitality and events industries have signed an open letter to Taoiseach Micheál Martin calling for the sector to be allowed reopen or reopen to a greater extent than currently from December. The signatories say they recognise that although it will not be business as usual this […]

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€8.24m in funding announced for Enterprise Centres

A total of €8.24m in grants has been announced for 95 Enterprise Centres around the country under Enterprise Ireland’s Enterprise Centres Fund.  Enterprise Centres are embedded in communities in every county in the country and provide space and training for entrepreneurs. This allows them to work remotely, access training and advice and network with other […]

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Businesses urged to take action on UK direct debit changes

Businesses and other organisations here that use a UK based payment service provider to process direct debits are being urged to check they are ready for important changes that will apply after January 1.    According to the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI), if they want to ensure smooth and uninterrupted continuation of the […]

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Covid continues to hit labour market in third quarter – CSO

The number of people in employment during the third quarter of this year stood at 2,295,200, according to the latest Labour Force Survey published by the Central Statistics Office. This gives an employment rate of 67.7% and represents an annual decrease of 31,700. When adjusted for Covid-19, the number in employment at the end of …

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‘Act now to prepare for Brexit’ – Revenue

Revenue is advising businesses who have not fully prepared for Brexit to act now to avoid significant disruption in their international trade. The advice comes following Revenue’s recent comprehensive trade engagement programme, which involved writing to over 90,000 businesses in September and making follow up telephone calls to approximately 14,000 of those who Revenue believe …

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Ibec calls for early exit from Level 5 for retail, hospitality and travel sectors

The chief executive of employer’s group Ibec has told the Government that there is serious and urgent concern in the business community around the current phase of Covid related restrictions. Danny McCoy also called on the Government to allow the retail, hospitality and travel sectors to reopen as a priority ahead of Christmas, with a …

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Businesses can claim Covid restrictions support cash payments from today

Eligible businesses can claim cash payments under the Government’s Covid Restrictions Support Scheme from today. The scheme is designed to assist firms which have had to close or have seen trading greatly reduced due to the introduction of Level 3 or higher Government restrictions to counteract the spread of Covid-19. So far around 9,500 businesses …

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Lenders warned by Central Bank on clear communication with mortgage holders

The Central Bank has warned lenders that it expects them to clearly communicate with customers at all stages of the mortgage application process, including customers who have already received loan offers. In a letter to the CEOs of the lenders, the bank said they must make clear to customers that where there has been any …

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Cabinet to discuss establishment of pensions commission

The Cabinet meets this morning with Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys expected to bring a memo proposing the formal establishment of a Commission on Pensions. Under the Coalition’s programme for government, the pension age will be maintained at 66 pending the completion of the Commission’s work – a position confirmed in last month’s Budget speech […]

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