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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Irish Rail Says It Will Continue To Provide Services During The Pandemic
However a reduced timetable will operate from Monday
Men Are Being Asked Not To Consume More Than 17 Standard Drinks Per Week
The limit for women is 11
The Taoiseach Is Reminding People That Food Supplies Are Good
He also said there's no need to panic buy or stockpile food
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Supermarkets across Cork are experiencing long waiting times and checkout queues
Cork County Council Is Advising People That The Ballycotton Cliff Walk Is Now Closed At Both Ends
The measures came into effect from this morning
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A flight for Ireland is due to leave the country tomorrow
Drivers Are Advised That All NCT Car Testing Centres Are Closed Today
It's due to the government's increased restrictions
The First Flight To Collect More Personal Protective Equipment For Frontline Medical Staff Has Just Taken Off
The cargo plane left Dublin Airport in the last few minutes