The Deparment Of Finance Says It's Considering Options Whereby Employers Can 'Top Up' The Incomes Of Employees

It woud assist workers who've been temporarily laid off due to coronavirus

Hundreds of thousands of workers have so far been let go in sectors like retail and hospitality, as businesses shut indefinitely.

Earlier today, Tesco Ireland announced it is giving staff a 10% bonus on their hourly rate, backdated to March 9th, to thank them for their hard work throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

The government's confirmed it will allow employers to pay more than the 203 euro a week support being made available.

Fianna Fail's finance spokesperson Micheal McGrath says the measure doesn't go far enough:

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