FIRST STEP ON PATHWAY OUT OF THE CRISIS: MINISTER HUMPHREYS

22 May 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Balancing Public Health and Economic Damage Considerations

Michael Fisher

As the country took the first steps on Monday on a gradual pathway towards returning to normality, the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, presented a report to the Cabinet on the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. She also announced details of a new €250 million restart fund, to provide businesses with grants of up to €10,000, based on their commercial rates bill from last year. Minister Humphreys spoke at a news conference in Dublin on Saturday alongside An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD when approval was given for phase one of the government’s roadmap to begin.

She said: “The Covid-19 crisis is impacting every aspect of our society and economy, and I want to start by once again extending my sympathy to all families, who have lost loved ones in recent weeks. I want to thank all the business owners and workers right across the country for the part they are playing, and the sacrifices they are making, to help us all through this unprecedented public…

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