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# Employment
Wage subsidy extension, cheaper loans and rates waiver to be discussed at July stimulus meeting
The July Jobs Stimulus Plan will be unveiled in the next two weeks.
# Business Closures
Government under fire as business 'restart grant' not up and running, two weeks in
ISME says businesses are ‘bleeding out cash’.
# Covid-19
Dublin City Council chief: All we're asking is for businesses that are largely unaffected to pay their rates
Owen Keegan said that “if there is a complete failure to pay rates, it’ll have very serious implications” for the city’s services.
# courtown hotel
Goods worth €21,000 seized at well-known Wexford hotel over failure to pay commercial rates
Courtown Hotel had its stock of goods, including alcohol, seized this morning.
# coming up short
Businesses in border counties are the least likely to pay their rate bills
Firms in hubs like Letterkenny and Dundalk hope revaluations will bring some relief.
# Balance the Books
These are all the Irish cities that are hiking business rates this year
Many councils have opted to increase commercial levies to shore up their budgets.
# Going Up
These are all the Irish cities that are hiking business rates this year
Many councils have opted to increase commercial levies to shore up their budgets.
# Upward Only
Bewley's has failed to get a reduction in its rental terms
The Café pointed the finger at Nama and the landlord after today’s decision to uphold an appeal against the rate reduction.
# Upwards Only
Next week, Bewley's Grafton Street could get a cut in its €1.5 million rent
The High Court has already determined the rent charged by a Johnny Ronan-controlled company should come down.
# Passing the buck
Councils warned not to pass property tax burden onto local businesses
Chambers Ireland issue the call after a Sinn Fein motion in Cork to cut the local property tax.
# Big Freeze
Rates freeze would see 'return to bustling main streets'
Call on newly-elected councillors to drive recovery in “busy main streets”.
# Your Say
Poll: Should people living in areas with more businesses pay less property tax?
Reports today suggest that Fine Gael could be committing to this as part of their local elections manifesto.
# rent day
The High Court said that Bewley’s rent should fall. The Supreme Court will today hear an appeal
Ickendel Limited, which is controlled by Johnny Ronan, is appealing the decision.
Local authorities haven't collected over €355 million owed to them
In 2012, arrears increased by €33 million, or approximately 10 per cent, compared to 2011, where rates arrears came to €323 million.
# rates
No decision made on who will collect commercial water charges under Irish Water
In 2013, water charges that went uncollected amounted to €16,502,532 in Dublin alone.
# Town centres
Dáil debates bill to deal with 'crisis in Irish towns'
The government has declined to accept a private members’ bill put forward by Fianna Fáil in the Dáil today.
Councils take €311 million hit as commercial rates are written off
Figures published by Phil Hogan reveal the extent of the financial hit taken by councils as local enterprise goes under.
# Struggling businesses
Good news for business: Dublin City Council to spread burden of commercial rates
Motion passed by city councillors could pave the way for a more equitable commercial rates system