Re-start Business Grant

To financially help Dublin’s small and medium sized businesses prepare to re-open and trade again Dublin City Council will administer the Government approved ReStart Business Grant.  The grant will provide direct financial aid of between €2,000 to €10,000 to small businesses with a turnover of under €5m with less than 50 employees who have suffered…

Rates Waived

Government has offered a suite of measures to further support small, medium and larger business that are negatively impacted by COVID-19 These include the waiver of Commercial rates for a three month period beginning on 27 March 2020, for all businesses that have been forced to close due to Public Health requirements.  You can read…

Business Support

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, has issued an information leaflet outlining key supports and resources available to help businesses impacted by COVID-19. You can download the document HERE. The Department is also operating a Business Support Call Centre to advise on the Government supports available to businesses and enterprises that are affected by…

Income Support

People whose income has been reduced or ceased due to Covid19 are advised to apply immediately for COVID-19 related income supports. They are being advised that the easiest and quickest way to apply is online on www.MyWelfare.ie. All applicants need are their email address, PPSN and bank account details. On www.MyWelfare.ie  all customers can: Apply…

Business Support

Sustaining businesses as while we work through the COVID-19 crisis is crucial. In all cases the best advice will involve speaking directly to your funders, reviewing your cost base and checking with your insurers for business interruption cover. Additonally there are several supports available: COVID-19 Information for Employers: Includes the COVID-19 Employer Refund Scheme &…

Income & Rent Support

Details of new schemes to financially assist people whose income is negatively impacted by COVID-19 have been announced. Income support This a COVID-19 Pandemic Payment for those employees who’s employers cannot pay anything AND is also open to Self Employed. For instructions on how to complete the form, click HERE. Rent support Any Dublin City…

Welfare Info

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) has issued information on coronavirus for employers and employees. It includes information about expected changes to the Illness Benefit and Supplementary Welfare Allowance rules, to help prevent transmission. You can download the leaflet HERE. If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, or are medically required to self-isolate,…

Apprentices

An apprenticeship is an ideal way to start your career and there a plenty of opportunities available. For full details click HERE but the highlights include the following great opportunities: ESB Applications for the 2020 ESB Apprenticeship programme are now open on the ESB website and will close on Friday 13th March 2020. Bus Éireann…

#STOP67

Mary recognises that reform of the State Pension is an important issue. Under Manifesto 2020, Fianna Fáil intends to address concerns raised under #STOP67 as follows: Reinstate the State Pension (Transition) which will be paid to people aged 65 & over who retire but are not yet entitled to a State Pension Establish a Commission…

Local Researchers Wanted

Dublin’s North East Inner City’s (NEIC) Initiative has been tasked with oversight of the long-term social and economic regeneration of the area. The NEIC Programme Office is in the process of producing an Action Plan for Liberty Park and surrounding areas. One of the main tasks in this process will involve consultations with local residents…