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Government Criticised For Delay In Additional Supports For Midlands Businesses

People who had signed off the PUP can now also re-register online.

There's been critcism of the delay in introducing additional supports for businesses in the three midlands counties who have had restrictions imposed.

Kildare, Laois and Offaly had restrictions reintroduced a week ago but the support package was only announced yesterday

It includes a 20% top-up of the Restart grant meaning businesses will be entitled to an additional payment of between €800 and €5,000. It's expected that those who didn't get the initial grant will also be able to apply.

People who had signed off the PUP can now also re-register online.

There was also additional support for Failte Ireland.

Kildare Social Democrats councillor Nuala Killeen also said the short notice of the renewed lockdown had also left businesses out of pocket:

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