Covid 19 Waiver of Commercial Rates – 100% waiver of commercial rates applies for a 6 month period from 27 March 2020 to 27 September 2020

A 100% waiver of commercial rates applies for a 6 month period from 27 March 2020 to 27 September 2020 to all ratepayers except a small number of categories. The waiver will be applied as a credit on your account in lieu of rates for the 6 month period covered in 2020. These excluded categories […]

July Stimulus is a timely confidence and investment boost – Ibec

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has strongly welcomed the July Stimulus package announced from Government today, the largest single economic stimulus in the history of the State.  Ibec CEO Danny McCoy said: “On behalf of the Irish business community, today’s stimulus package of increased public spending, investment and tax supports is a welcome and important step in rebooting the economy. Government has taken […]

Tipperary businesses urged to re-focus on Brexit readiness

Since March, Covid-19 has overshadowed Brexit. However, for businesses with exposure to the UK, it really is time to re-focus on a political process which may have a longer-lasting impact on the Irish food and agribusiness sector than Covid-19.   At an individual business level, with diminished cash reserves, many workforces, including management teams, are […]

July stimulus package is the last chance for many Irish SMEs

Small businesses report average fixed cost losses of over €153,000 in ‘Covid-19 loss assessment’ survey   A robust and fit for purpose July stimulus package that delivers the urgent low-cost liquidity, ideally in the form of grants, required by small businesses must be the Government’s principal mechanism to ensure the SME sector survives. That’s according […]

UCC & Macra Agricultural Skillnet launch Graduate Development Programme for Agri-Food SMEs

The UCC Diploma in Leadership for the Agri-Food Sector will provide SMEs with a tailored graduate programme, which will significantly enhance their current graduates’ skills, and help them to attract and retain the best young graduates.   Graduate training is now a vital part of the continuing professional development of young employees. While most of […]

The packaging free shops market is on the rise, now it’s time for policy measures to support it

Zero Waste Europe releases the first ever European study on the current state of play and potential growth for the packaging free shops market. As statistics show, every European inhabitant produces 173 kg of packaging waste every year (1). The only way to address this problem is with waste prevention measures that stop packaging waste […]

Average Tipperary house prices fall 0.8% in past three months – REA survey

Despite fears of a downturn in the market during the Covid-19 crisis, the price of a three-bedroomed semi-detached house across Tipperary fell by just 0.8% over the past three months, according to a national survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance. Clonmel and Nenagh saw a dip in average prices this quarter of 0.3% and […]

Enterprise Support Grant Available to Small Business Owners and Funding for School Meals Scheme to be Extended into Summer

Want to get Ireland back working again. In many cases, this means tackling the roadblocks and obstacles which stop an otherwise viable business from getting back up and running or simply giving them a helping hand. It is crucial that we approach this task in an innovative and flexible manner and this is what underpins […]

Enterprise Support Grant for non rate payers welcome- McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed the announcement of an Enterprise Support Grant which is to be made available to Small Business Owners and the Self Employed who do not pay commercial rates. Deputy McGrath who had repeatedly raised the lack of supports for businesses who are not liable for commercial rates but who have […]

Fáilte Ireland publishes operational guidelines with industry groups for the safe re-opening and rebuilding of the tourism and hospitality industry

Fáilte Ireland has published sector specific operational guidelines for the tourism industry to ensure the safe re-opening of tourism businesses on June 29th. The National Tourism Development Authority developed the guidelines in collaboration with industry groups; the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF), the Irish Self Catering Federation (ISCF), the Irish Caravan and Camping Council, the Association of Visitor Experiences (AVEA), Ireland’s Association of Adventure Tourism (IAAT) and B&B Ireland. Relevant Government departments including the Department of Transport, […]

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