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# supports - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

It would be unfair to restore PUP for one cohort of workers and not others, says minister

Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys said the money will have to be paid back.

# supports - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

PPE grant now available for people with cystic fibrosis

The grant of €100 per applicant is available from Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.

# supports - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Pandemic Unemployment Payment extended - but some rates will be tapered from 17 September

The wage subsidy scheme will also be extended but the Taoiseach indicated a move away from supports towards greater employment.

# supports - Friday 3 July, 2020

Paschal Donohoe: Wage subsidy scheme 'won't come to abrupt end'

The Finance Minister noted the ‘particular’ value of the scheme to government.

# supports - Sunday 17 May, 2020

Taoiseach discusses lockdown exit and foreign travel restrictions with EC President

He briefed her on the gradual steps Ireland is taking to reopen its economy.

# supports - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Businesses should plan for how they can reopen while adhering to social distancing rules, says minister

Another package of business supports will be announced shortly, said Minister Heather Humphreys.

# supports - Monday 30 March, 2020

More than 20,000 employers in Ireland have registered for the pandemic wage subsidy

Revenue generated the first tranche of payments to employers last Friday worth €5.1 million.

# supports - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

UK's Covid-19 support package includes three-month mortgage freeze and cash grants for small businesses

The package comes after the public was told to avoid all non-essential contact and travel.

# supports - Monday 24 February, 2020

'I thought I was crazy': Patients with rare diseases urge next government to deliver on supports

Around 6% of the population in Ireland is living with a rare disease such as PKU and cystic fibrosis.

# supports - Friday 20 December, 2019

Package of health support for former residents of Mother and Baby Homes announced

The report was submitted and discussed in Cabinet yesterday.

# supports - Saturday 14 December, 2019

Leo Varadkar signed off on former Taoisigh special support plan four months after taking office

New documents obtained under FOI detail what would be involved in the supports.

# supports - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Call for special taskforce to Tallaght area after concerns about suicide deaths

Sinn Féin’s Sean Crowe says access to mental health care is ‘missing or thin on the ground’ in his constituency.

# supports - Thursday 28 April, 2016

566 new resource teachers are on their way for children with special needs

Resource teachers are in addition to the mainstream class teacher.

# supports - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

After a 10-year battle, children with 'mild' Down Syndrome are getting more support

But only as an interim measure.

# supports - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Grants to Irish farmers will total €4bn over the next six years.

They include supports for being environmentally friendly and for investment.

# supports - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Improved mental health supports needed for Irish families

Barnardos said that of action isn’t taken, lasting damage could be inflicted on children and parents.

# supports - Monday 10 March, 2014

Lack of finance the biggest barrier to starting new businesses in Ireland, say entrepreneurs

Over one-in-two entrepreneurs surveyed believe the lack of finance options for start-ups was stifling the growth of new businesses.

# supports - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

The ‘defacto detained’: How voluntary patients can be held without review Mental Health This post contains videos

The ‘defacto detained’: How voluntary patients can be held without review

Under the current Mental Health Act, while involuntary patients are entitled to a have their detention reviewed by a mental health tribunal, voluntary patients are not afforded the same rights.