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July Stimulus

The Restart Grant helps businesses make the changes they need to operate in a new socially distant environment. The minimum grant has been doubled from €2,000 to €4,000. The maximum grant has been more than doubled from €10,000 to €25,000 If you have already received the minimum grant of €2,000 apply again to receive at least another €2,000. You can also apply to top up grants of higher amounts. In order to qualify, you must have 250 employees or less; Turnover of less than €100,000 per employee Reduced turnover by 25% as a result of COVID-19 Non-rated B&Bs and rateable sports businesses will now be eligible for a grant payment of €4,000. You can apply through South Dublin County Council. B&

Awareness campaign needed on the dangers of nitrous oxide

Fine Gael Dublin Mid-West TD, Emer Higgins, has slammed Google for profiting from the sale of nitrous oxide or ‘laughing gas’, a drug that is leading to paralysis and death, particularly among young people. Deputy Higgins raised the new craze of teenagers getting high on nitrous oxide – laughing gas – with the Minister with Responsibility for Drugs, Frank Feighan, in the Dáil this week (Wed). She also called on Google to clearly mark the ads with health warnings and asked for a HSE awareness campaign on the dangers of laughing gas. Deputy Higgins said: “Over the past few months, my local parks in Lucan, Clondalkin, Palmerstown and Rathcoole have become littered with strange, shiny, silver bu

Working from Home – Public Consolation

More people than ever before are now working remotely. The Government wants to hear how you've been getting on. Use your feedback to help shape new Remote Working Guidelines https://dbei.gov.ie/en/Consultations/Public-Consultation-on-Guidance-for-Remote-Working.html

Lucan Disability Action Group to receive €75,725 to provide essential services during Covid-19 – Eme

Community and Voluntary Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises across Dublin will receive funding to help vulnerable citizens during Covid-19, said Fine Gael TD Emer Higgins. “I am delighted that €10.5 million has been allocated under Tranche One of the COVID-19 Stability Fund to a total of 179 organisations that provide critical services to those most vulnerable in society. “The COVID-19 Stability Fund is intended to be a targeted once-off cash injection for organisations and groups delivering critical front-line services to the most at need in our society and in danger of imminent closure due to lost fund-raised or traded income as a direct result of restrictions to counter the sp


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