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This year
Opinion: Many carers feel isolated with no confidence after being out of paid work for so long
Caroline Lawless shares her experience of life as a carer and says more supports are needed for those returning to paid work.
Minister for Disabilities launches public transport initiative for people with autism
Minister for State Anne Rabbitte said she ‘expects ministers to have a very open door’ for her when she seeks a disability package in the next budget.
Taoiseach: 'No cliff edge to cost-of-living supports at the end of February'
Discussions will take place in the coming weeks on what further supports will be needed.
Last year
'Filling a gap': Does Ireland rely too much on mental health charities?
What role do charities play in providing mental health supports in Ireland?
All time
Businesses can once again apply for the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme
A suite of business support measures were agreed by Cabinet today.
Aer Lingus to operate five routes impacted by Stobart collapse
“Alternative operations” for the Dublin – Kerry and Dublin – Donegal routes are yet to be confirmed, while the remaining routes will be accommodated by other airlines.
'A cliff edge in anyone's language': Public anger predicted over cuts to PUP
The PUP is to be gradually phased out by February 2022.
Half of cancer patients feel diagnosis negatively impacts career, new study shows
There have been calls for a State backed back-to-work scheme for cancer patents.
Government announces extra €160m in supports for Covid-hit businesses
A new €60 million scheme as part of the total package will go to businesses which have been unable to access Government funding until now.
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.
PPE grant now available for people with cystic fibrosis
The grant of €100 per applicant is available from Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.
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.
Paschal Donohoe: Wage subsidy scheme 'won't come to abrupt end'
The Finance Minister noted the ‘particular’ value of the scheme to government.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
Package of health support for former residents of Mother and Baby Homes announced
The report was submitted and discussed in Cabinet yesterday.
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.
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.
566 new resource teachers are on their way for children with special needs
Resource teachers are in addition to the mainstream class teacher.
After a 10-year battle, children with 'mild' Down Syndrome are getting more support
But only as an interim measure.
Grants to Irish farmers will total €4bn over the next six years.
They include supports for being environmentally friendly and for investment.
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.
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.
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.