City Centre Trader: Thousands Of Business Will Be Forced To Close If Wage Subsidy Scheme Isn't Amended

Richard Jacob of Idaho café on Caroline Street has written an open letter to Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe

He's calling on them to allow company directors such as him and his wife Mairead to access the €203 a week payment. 

Idaho closed for 4 months during lockdown and is now operating at a reduced capacity.

The Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath has replied to the open letter by saying he has raised the issue with Paschal Donohoe while Minister Simon Coveney tweeted that the government are working on a solution. 

Speaking to RedFM News, Richard says businesses like his will have no choice unless the rules are changed:

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