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# summer 2021
'I do anticipate it will be possible to holiday in Ireland' - Varadkar says re-opening will be gradual and cautious
The Tánaiste says talks are underway to extend the wage subsidy and PUP into the summer months.
It's hoped the country can move to Level 4 restrictions in March - but outdoor dining is not expected to begin till a later stage.
Talks are currently underway to extend the wage subsidy and PUP into the summer months, the Tánaiste said.
It's been a hideous year for our tourism business. If we're to make it through 2021, a level playing field is vital
Tourism businesses need more support – amending eligibility for the CRSS scheme would be a very good start, writes Mícheál Ó Cionna.
Just under €80 million paid out so far on scheme for businesses forced to close during Level 5
The CRSS pays out up to €5,000 a week to businesses forced to shut due to Covid-19 restrictions.
# Budget 2021
Explainer: How will the government's new Covid support scheme for businesses work?
Applications for the scheme will open next week.