Teagasc publish analysis of farm income impacts of COVID-19

A new report by Teagasc economists explores the possible impact of COVID-19 on farm incomes in Ireland this year. Analysis of a range of scenarios finds that income in 2020 across the sector as a whole will drop relative to the income forecast for 2020 in the absence of the COVID-19 pandemic. The scenario impacts […]

60% of entrepreneurs anticipate a return to normal trading within 12 months

Despite serious challenges entrepreneurs remain positive on outlook for 2021 Half of entrepreneurs expect to increase headcount in 2021 70% of entrepreneurs say Government has been supportive Revenues fall for 76% of entrepreneurs since start of crisis   In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, entrepreneurs across the island remain positive, with 60% anticipating a […]

GRA welcomes introduction of facemasks at checkpoints and on patrols

GRA President Jim Mulligan has welcomed clarification that gardai on outdoor duties will be equipped with facemasks they can use if social distancing cannot be maintained – including on foot patrol and at checkpoints. However, the priority testing of gardaí remains an unresolved issue. Last Friday, NPHET announced that facemasks should be worn by the […]

Fáilte Ireland welcomes the establishment of the Tourism Recovery Taskforce

Fáilte Ireland has today welcomed the establishment of the Tourism Recovery Taskforce announced by Ministers Shane Ross and Brendan Griffin. Welcoming today’s announcement Paul Kelly, CEO of Fáilte Ireland who is a member of the Taskforce, said the Taskforce is a critical and urgent working group dedicated to ensure the tourism sector recovers from this […]

Small and medium businesses must be treated as a standalone priority sector as Ireland enters Day One of Reopening Society and Business

It is essential that the SME sector is at the forefront of the Government’s National Recovery Plan as small businesses are crucial to Ireland’s economic recovery   Small and medium enterprises do not operate the same as bigger businesses as they are exposed to different challenges, with the majority driven by the values of founder […]

ALONE warns that cocooning will have a long term impact on the physical health and wellbeing of older people

   ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has cautioned that current COVID-19 cocooning measures will have long term effects on the physical health and wellbeing of older people across the country. The organisation is concerned that current cocooning measures are causing a ‘health gap’ among older people which will have a negative impact on […]

COVID-19 Remote Working National Employee Survey Launched by the Western Development Commission and NUI Galway

Researchers from the Whitaker Institute at NUI Galway and the Western Development Commission (WDC) have today launched a national survey to gather data on employees’ experiences of remote working in these unprecedented times. This project is being led by Profeessor  Alma McCarthy, Professor Alan Ahearne and Dr Katerina Bohle-Carbonell at NUI Galway and Tomás Ó […]

AA Advice On Maintaining Your Car During The Lockdown

In recent days, the AA Rescue service has seen an increase in breakdown callouts, with many instances of a car fault being caused by lack of use during the current COVID-19 restrictions. To help people stay safe at home and keep their car in running order, our AA Rescue team have put together some top tips to […]

Minister Bruton Publishes Cyber Security Guidance on Working from Home

New Guidance sets out to protect those working from home from hacking and fraud The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D. is publishing guidance from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), on working from home securely. The recent COVID-19 situation has suddenly presented IT personnel, and indeed all users, with […]

Children’s story book released to help children and young people cope with COVID-19

A new story book that aims to help children understand and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced by a collaboration of more than 50 organizations working in the humanitarian sector, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Federation of Red Cross […]

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