European Commission approves €60m scheme for Irish SMEs

The European Commission has approved a €60 million scheme to support small and medium-sized Irish businesses impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The ‘Small Business Assistance Scheme for Covid’, will be open to companies in all sectors, except financial institutions and companies operating in the primary production of agricultural products, fisheries or aquaculture sectors. In order…

Mixed reaction from business groups to Govt plans

Today’s Government announcement will provide relief for some sectors. The Irish Hairdressers Federation has welcomed the news that the industry could be allowed to reopen in May. However, it has called for further clarity on the dates involved in order to move forward. Danielle Kennedy, the Federation’s President, said while they do welcome the indication of a May…