Those on maternity and paternity leave can access wage subsidy scheme
People on maternity and paternity leave will be able to access the wage subsidy scheme.
An anomaly in the legislation meant they were excluded from receiving the payment.
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe says it will be legislated for later in the year.
"We're recognising the very unique circumstance of those who are returning to work after a period of maternity or adoptive leave, and we are doing this crucially by allowing equal treatment with other participants on the wage subside scheme."
Meanwhile details have also been released on the plans to reopen childcare facilities across the country.
Play pods form a central part of the advice to service providers intending to reopen at the end of June.
Children's Minister Katherine Zappone though says it is not clear yet how many will be able to open in the summer.
"It's not possible to say how many childcare services will open in July or August, and so therefore what the capacity is, and many of those are closed in the summer months.
"But childcare providers asked that I would publish the public health guidance four weeks in advance of opening so that they could get ready."
More from Coronavirus
Taoiseach says he doesn't believe in the herd immunity approach to dealing with COVID
It's after a former Swedish health official urged the Oireachtas to move towards that approach for people aged under 60.
Government under fire for cuts to PUP as TDs set to be given a payrise
The government is coming under increasing fire for cuts to the pandemic unemployment payment.
COVID19 UPDATE: 2 New Deaths, 234 Confirmed Cases
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 2 people with COVID-19 have died.
Cork City Council has launched a new initiative that aims to promote social distancing
It also aims to help protect vulnerable members of the community from Covid-19.
Government proposes deferring a bill that would give all workers statutory sick pay for six months
The government wants to take time to consider the impact on businesses and workers first
Tánaiste Restricting Movements After Coming Into Close Contact With A Person Who Tested Positive For Covid-19
Leo Varadkar says he was informed yesterday, but a subsequent test has come back as negative for the virus.
Cases Of Covid-19 In Schools Across The City And County Continue To Rise
Parents and guardians of students at Presentation Secondary School in Mitchelstown were informed of one positive case in the school yesterday.
98,000 Swabs And Over 90,000 Lab Tests For Covid-19 Took Place Over The Past Week
The HSE chief executive, Paul Reid, says that shows a 'concerningly high' transmission of the virus.
The Everyman Theatre has announced a programme of live performance
The Everyman Theatre has announced a programme of live performance with a mix of rehearsed readings, comedy, and music which will also be available live through audio broadcast.
Acting Chief Medical Officer: Covid-19 Spreading 'Disproportionately' Among Younger People
New figures from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre show 40% of cases in the last two months have been in people between 15 and 34.
Taoiseach hints COVID pandemic payment may be extended
The Taoiseach has hinted the COVID pandemic payment may be extended beyond April next year.
COVID19 UPDATE: 0 New Deaths, 334 Confirmed Cases
There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today.