Entertainment sector calls for introduction of supports

A spokesperson for the Music and Entertainment Association of Ireland has appealed directly to the Taoiseach to intervene and introduce supports for the industry. On RTÉ’s Drivetime, Matt McGranaghan called for the immediate reinstatement of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment, or an equivalent support, for those in the music industry who were forced off the payments…

Over 70% worried about rising prices of everyday items

74% of consumers are concerned about rising prices for everyday items, according to Deloitte Ireland’s latest consumer tracker survey. Over half of respondents said they believe the cost of groceries have gone up over the last month, while 46% think prices in restaurants have risen. Overall, the survey reveals that consumers’ financial concerns have increased…

Ministers to discuss specific Covid supports for hospitality sector

Senior Government ministers will meet later today to discuss the introduction of specific measures to support the hospitality sector. The Cabinet Sub Committee on Economic Recovery will also consider the ongoing Covid supports amid continued concern about the rise in Covid case numbers and increasing pressure on hospitals. The Government and its public health advisers…