Accessing Government supports

In these times of crisis, support and assistance for businesses in Ireland are essential. Fáilte Ireland is here to help, with our dedicated support hub — packed with information, videos and expert guides.

Read the full summary of the Government funding and support schemes currently available during the COVID-19 crisis. Included in this document is an overview of each scheme with links to further details.

Guidance on Operation of the Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme

This document from Revenue describes the operation of the transitional phase of the Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme and includes an FAQ on the scheme. 

Fáilte Ireland has liaised directly with Revenue to get clarity on the questions raised by the tourism industry in relation to the Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme. The questions listed in the document below have been collated directly from various industry sectors. All answers have been provided by Revenue to Fáilte Ireland.

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Scheme

This scheme is available to all employees and the self-employed who have lost employment due to Covid-19. This section includes important information on how employers pay employees and are refunded through Revenue.

Short Time Work Support

Firms that need to reduce hours or days worked can avail of the DEASP Short Term Work Support for their employees. It is intended to help employers during periods of temporary difficulty without resorting to permanent layoffs.