A message from Niall Egan at the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

*Further message following yesterday’s Chambers Ireland Stakeholder Updates*   Following the Taoiseach’s announcement yesterday evening, please find below a message from Niall Egan at the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, with further details on the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme and the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment.     Colleagues,   Further to the announcement by the Taoiseach…

LEO Online Training

| Programmes designed in response to COVID 19 |   We have designed 4 interactive online programmes specifically to support you through the current challenges and changes to the business environment. These are taking place this week and places are extremely limited, with roughly 10 spaces available per course.   Keep Your Training and Consultancy…

New Covid 19 Measures welcomed by County Kildare Chamber

County Kildare Chamber, the business organisation in Kildare representing 400 businesses that in turn employ 37,000 in the county, has said that today’s announcement by Government of a temporary wage subsidy scheme will ensure that the economy will be ready to reignite once this pandemic crisis hitting the country comes to an end. County Kildare…

Chamber survey says 90% of Businesses experiencing Decline in Revenue – Unprecedented Economic Response Required

County Kildare Chamber, Chambers Ireland and our nationwide network of chambers has today (24 March 2020) published the results of a survey of its members, which seeks to quantify and highlight the impacts of COVID-19 on business in towns, cities and regions right across the country.   Our survey which has over 1,000 responses (1,110)…

Minister Donohoe outlines further measures to support Individuals and businesses impacted by COVID-19

The Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, Paschal Donohoe T.D., today (Wednesday) welcomed the ongoing work of the Central Bank of Ireland, Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI), and the Revenue Commissioners to support customers in difficulties due to COVID-19.   “Today, I had a constructive meeting with the five CEOs of our…

Short Time Work Support

Short-time Work Support is available under Jobseeker’s Benefit and is an income support payment for employees who have been temporarily placed on a shorter working week, due to business challenges affecting their employment.  Short-time Work Support is intended to help employers during periods of temporary difficulty, without resorting to permanent layoffs. Full-time employees who have…

Covid 19 STATEMENT: County Kildare Chamber

County Kildare Chamber have today postponed all March training courses, workshops and events that they provide for its 400 plus business membership. This is in response to today’s announcement by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD.  Speaking this afternoon Allan Shine CEO of County Kildare Chamber said: “Employers will face severe business and cashflow pressures in…

Job boost for Kildare welcomed by County Kildare Chamber

County Kildare Chamber this evening welcomed the job announcement by Keurig Dr Pepper who are expanding and diversifying their supply chain by opening a manufacturing facility in Newbridge, County Kildare later this year. This facility will serve as the second manufacturing source for the Company’s critical concentrate business in North America.  The hiring of 50…

County Kildare Chamber calls for greater Gender Equality measures ahead of International Women’s Day

Ahead of International Women’s Day, County Kildare Chamber calls on the next Government to significantly improve labour participation and work with business in transforming our workplaces, making them more flexible and inclusive. In particular, The Chamber calls for action on reducing the gender gaps in employment, pay and pensions   Speaking this morning (6 March…