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Government support

Below you will find a list of government supports

Enterprise Support Grant for businesses impacted by COVID-19

The Enterprise Support Grant will shortly be available to assist eligible self-employed recipients who are closing the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment scheme after 25th June 2020.  This will provide business owners with a once-off grant of up to €1,000 to re-start their business.

Government Supports for Covid-19

There is a wide range of financial supports and guidance available to help businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.  Here are some practical stepssupports and guidance to help your business mitigate the impact of COVID-19


Illness Benefit for COVID-19 absences

When a worker is told to self-isolate by a doctor or the HSE due to being a possible source of infection or has been diagnosed with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) by a doctor, they can apply for an enhanced Illness Benefit payment of €350 per week.

Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme

The COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is available to employees and the self-employed who have lost their job on (or after) March 13 due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.


This booklet seeks to answer many of the questions that Irish businesses may have when assessing their exposure to Brexit and determining the best course of action to mitigate their likely Brexit-related difficulties.

The DBEI Brexit Preparedness Checklist identifies the essential actions that firms can take to ensure that they will still be able to trade with the UK after it leaves the EU. The checklist includes links to the relevant Agencies who can provide the necessary guidance and support to firms.

Jobs Plus Scheme

JobsPlus is an employer incentive which encourages and rewards employers who employ jobseekers on the Live Register. Employers are paid an incentive monthly in arrears over a 2-year period. It provides 2 levels of regular cash payments, €7,500 and €10,000 respectively.

COVID-19 information and advice for taxpayers and agents

We understand the unprecedented situation facing taxpayers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to carry out our vital role as a tax and customs administration to the greatest extent possible having regard for the safety and well-being of both our staff and taxpayers.

Return to work Safety Protocol

The Return to Work Safely Protocol is designed to support employers and workers to put measures in place that will prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace when the economy begins to slowly open up.