€30 million extra grant aid for business in the capital.
The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD announced a package on Friday, 18th September for Dublin business, following on from the decision to move to Phase 3 in the county to save lives and protect our most vulnerable.
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar TD said "As the Minister responsible for enterprise and employment, I know how devastating today’s news is for the business owners of Dublin and their staff. Trust that we did not take this decision lightly. I know this is a second closure for some and continued closure for others. The public health advice is overwhelming. We must stop the virus in its tracks now in order to protect our most vulnerable and make sure our health service doesn’t get overwhelmed."
Actions today include:
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar TD said "This package is about providing more help to the businesses affected to manage what is an extremely difficult situation. Over the next three weeks, the topped-up Restart Grant will help sustain business to reopen in three weeks. Applications from Dublin will be prioritised under all existing schemes. These interventions which come in addition to what is already available will make a difference over the next difficult weeks. The Budget will be our next opportunity to see what we can do for business and we will look at what further actions are required to help those worst affected."
The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath TD said "The measures we’re announcing now are additional supports to add to the pillars already in place, such as the wage and income supports, grants, liquidity, tax measures and rates waivers. At different times, additional supports have been introduced for particular regions or sectors in response to the economic hardship brought on by additional COVID-19 restrictions. I acknowledge that this is an extremely difficult time for those business owners, employees and households that will be directly affected by today’s decision."