Midwest Response

Mid West Interim Report – Tackling the unemployment challenges of the Region

CLICK HERE to view full Interim Report EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report is a summary of the initiative taken in the Mid-West Region to tackle the employment challenges created from the COVID-19 pandemic. The European Commission recently launched its 2021-2027 budget. The new recovery instrument has been called Next Generation EU. In its press release, the …

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Minister Niall Collins TD presented with the Mid-West Response Interim Report

Minister of State for Skills and Further Education Niall Collins TD presented with the Mid-West Response Interim Report – recognising the importance of upskilling & reskilling in the region for employees affected by COVID -19. Woodlands House Hotel (Adare) Co. Limerick played host to a unique gathering of leading professionals from both public and private …

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Ronan Group Hopeful Bewley’s Of Grafton Street, Dublin Will Reopen

Ronan Group Real Estate has said that it is hopeful that the Bewley’s café on Dublin’s Grafton Street will reopen on Monday June 29, despite the announcement made in May that the decision had been made to permanently close the venue. When asked by The Irish Times to clarify whether the café will reopen next …

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Shannon Airport Announces New Health And Safety Measures

Shannon Airport has announced a series of new safety measures to protect the health of passengers and employees. While the airport remained open for essential services to facilitate cargo, repatriation and emergency flights during the COVID-19 crisis, scheduled passenger services have been suspended at Shannon since the start of the crisis, but the airport will …

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Optimism as County Donegal tourism industry prepares to reopen

All of Donegal’s hotels are expected to reopen following the return of tourism on June 29, the Irish Hotels Federation in the county has said. Fáilte Ireland this week published guidelines for the tourism industry to ensure the safe reopening of tourism businesses. Hotels and tourism providers in the county are counting down to the …

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Over 50% drop in trade after first Covid-19 restrictions lifted

Companies that reopened under the first phase of the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions are experiencing less than half their usual level of business activity for this time of the year, a new survey has found. The survey of businesses across the country also found that a quarter of respondents expect to have earnings that will …

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How will our holidays look in the future – are we finally seeing the light?

Several weeks ago, the idea of even stepping outside your local area felt like a fantasy. But slowly, as lockdown restrictions ease, the situation seems to be changing, and there’s a glimmer of hope it might be possible to enjoy a holiday this year. The situation, however, is far from normal. From beach breaks to …

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Hairdressers & barbers set to be brought forward to June 29th

Barbers and hairdressers are “going to great lengths” to show they can conduct their business while complying with social distancing rules, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. Hairdressers and barbers are expected be allowed to reopen on June 29th, sooner than had been planned. Government sources said that a move to bring the reopening …

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