News & Statements
Meath West TD Damien English welcomes Fine Gael family to Trim for this year’s party Think In
Fine Gael TD and Minister for Business, Employment and Retail, Damien English, has today welcomed Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and his parliamentary party colleagues to Trim in County Meath for the Party ‘Think In’ ahead of the Dáil for the Autumn legislative programme.
Eligibility for the €60m Small Business Assistance Scheme extended!
Eligibility for the €60m Small Business Assistance Scheme was extended today for COVID (SBASC) to include businesses operating from a non-rateable premise like a home business or yard. The Micro Enterprise Assistance Scheme has also been re-launched so that our smallest businesses, those with a turnover of less than €50,000 can apply for a grant of €1000 to help with fixed costs.
Updated Protocol for Employers on Ventilation, Vaccinations & Antigen Testing Published
The updated Work Safely Protocol reflects the most up to date public health advice for the workplace. It sets out the range of measures required to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace, including information on how to approach the use of antigen testing.
Free admission to OPW visitor sites in our Counties as part of the support of Government’s recovery and reopening plan!
I’m delighted to see that charges to all fee-paying open OPW heritage sites are being waived in line with the Government’s recovery and reopening plan outlined in The Path Ahead.
New Competitive Start Fund could create the next start-up success story!
Up to 20 applicants will be awarded up to €50,000 investment!
Workplace Relations Commission publishes 2020 Annual Report
“The WRC faced challenges during 2020 that were unprecedented owing to the impact of Covid-19. However, it acted quickly to adapt its services and continue offering fairness and good work practices for employers and employees across the country.”
Post Brexit Online Shopping in Level 5
Now that we are Level 5 living with Covid, Local Online Shopping in Ireland has never been simpler than it is right now and given what has happened with Brexit, shopping locally online will create a lot less hassle AND will support your local economy.
15 Enterprise Ireland women-led start-ups get ready for investors and significant growth
Fifteen women entrepreneurs supported by the Competitive Start Fund (CSF) have commenced an online business accelerator programme delivered by Dublin Business Innovation Centre.
Leader funding that supports private enterprises and community groups in rural areas given major boost
Damien English Meath West TD and Minister of state has said he is thrilled to see that details have just been announced of the Transitional LEADER Programme which will come into effect in April 2021.
Increase in pay packets for many on first pay day of 2016 – English
Minister of State at the Department of Jobs and Fine Gael TD for Meath West, Damien English, has said that the USC changes introduced in Budget 2016 will be evident to thousands of people who are getting paid today (Friday) for the first time in 2016.