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# heather-humphreys - Monday 25 May, 2020

'It is not a rule, it is guidance': Tony Holohan says two-metre social distancing is not 'hard and fast law'

Concerns have been raised about the impact the measures will have on businesses as the country re-opens.

# heather-humphreys - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Government under fire as business 'restart grant' not up and running, two weeks in

ISME says businesses are ‘bleeding out cash’.

# heather-humphreys - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Handshakes and sharing cups banned: How Irish businesses will operate once they reopen Covid-19 This post contains videos

Handshakes and sharing cups banned: How Irish businesses will operate once they reopen

The HSA can order a business to shut down operations if it doesn’t comply with the measures.

# heather-humphreys - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Businesses told to check 'essential workers' list again as some may have closed in error

Minister Heather Humphreys said some businesses may have closed when there was no need to.

# heather-humphreys - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Businesses will not reopen if they can't get Covid-19 insurance, says Howlin

Labour’s Brendan Howlin said businesses fear being held liable for their employees or their customers becoming victims of Covid-19.

# heather-humphreys - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Businesses should plan for how they can reopen while adhering to social distancing rules, says minister

Another package of business supports will be announced shortly, said Minister Heather Humphreys.

# heather-humphreys - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

€1bn worth of supports announced for businesses, with a push to get companies to sell online

The supports aim to help with liquidity issues experienced by businesses.

# heather-humphreys - Thursday 27 February, 2020

Government to provide financial support to those affected by floods Aid

Government to provide financial support to those affected by floods

The scheme will be provided by the Irish Red Cross on behalf of the government.

# heather-humphreys - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

# heather-humphreys - Friday 29 November, 2019

New rules to ensure gift vouchers are valid for five years kick in on Monday

From next week, shoppers will be able to use more than one voucher per transaction.

# heather-humphreys - Thursday 29 August, 2019

Brexit: Jobs minister says businesses being asked to 'prepare for worst possible outcome'

Yesterday the queen approved a request to suspend UK parliament next month.

# heather-humphreys - Friday 16 August, 2019

Government to examine if 'right to disconnect' from emails out of hours would work in Ireland

The law would give workers the right to avoid emails out of hours.

# heather-humphreys - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Consumer watchdog to probe pricing of public liability insurance

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission is to probe into the increasing levels of public liability insurance premiums.

# heather-humphreys - Thursday 25 July, 2019

DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson says 'we are facing no deal' if EU doesn't compromise on backstop

Speaking yesterday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK will “do a new deal, a better deal”.

# heather-humphreys - Thursday 20 June, 2019

LinkedIn announces 800 new jobs as part of expansion of Irish operation

The move will see the company’s Irish workforce expand by two thirds.

# heather-humphreys - Friday 25 January, 2019

Fast-tracked: Ticket touting law to ban above-face-value resales to come before the Dáil next week

The proposed legislation would ban the above-face-value resale of tickets for sporting and entertainment events.

# heather-humphreys - Monday 24 December, 2018

Brexit online training course on how customs work to be rolled out for Irish businesses

The Irish government has stepped up its preparations as a no-deal Brexit looms.

# heather-humphreys - Thursday 20 December, 2018

New rules could ensure gift vouchers are valid for five years under Irish law

There is currently no minimum expiry date on gift vouchers under law.

# heather-humphreys - Friday 12 October, 2018

Center Parcs kicks off recruitment drive for 1,000 permanent jobs in Longford

The holiday resort is due to be completed in 2019.

# heather-humphreys - Friday 10 August, 2018

'It's a disgrace': Brother Kevin blasts moving homeless out of Dublin for Pope visit

The founder of the Capuchin Day Centre says Pope Francis would be entirely against homeless being moved out of the capital.

# heather-humphreys - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Ticket touting: New law to ban above-face value resales approved by Cabinet

It would also prohibit the use of bot software to purchase tickets.

# heather-humphreys - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

The government plans to slap a minimum five-year expiration date on all gift cards

The Minister for Business says a lack of vouchers regulation ’causes confusion and worry’ for shoppers.

Boost for Sligo as outsourcing firm Abtran announces 350 jobs

Abtran currently employs over 2,000 people in Cork, Dublin, Kildare and Southern India.

# heather-humphreys - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Coveney: 'I don't believe there should be unrestricted access to abortion at any point in time'

The Tánaiste attempted to clarify his position ahead of the upcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

# heather-humphreys - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Killarney National Park 'significantly and rapidly deteriorating' due to rhododendron

The invasive plant is at the centre of a row between a voluntary body and a government department.

# heather-humphreys - Thursday 14 December, 2017

From The Daily Edge A bunch of TDs were menaced by Stormtroopers at the Irish Star Wars premiere last night Use The Force

A bunch of TDs were menaced by Stormtroopers at the Irish Star Wars premiere last night

Don’t worry, one of them had a lightsaber.

# heather-humphreys - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Coveney becomes Tánaiste as reshuffled ministers receive their seals at the Áras

Heather Humphreys is the new Minister for Business and Josepha Madigan is Minister for Arts.

# heather-humphreys - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Sinn Féin TD says people need 'Minister Joe Duffy' to get action on harassment and bullying claims

“Why, in 2017, must women use the front pages of newspapers to achieve justice and a workplace free of harassment and bullying?”

# heather-humphreys - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Workshops on sexual harassment and bullying to be held for Irish arts groups

The announcement follows allegations of harassment and bullying made by women who worked at the Gate Theatre.

# heather-humphreys - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Minister meets with Arts Council over Gate Theatre allegations

The meeting focused on whether further actions should be taken.

# heather-humphreys - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Varadkar surprised that the opposition are 'more obsessed about his PR than he is'

The Strategic Communications Unit is to hire an additional three staff members.

# heather-humphreys - Friday 15 September, 2017

'A chance to discover 10,000 years of history': New project to restore Ireland's bogland

The Living Bog Project will see the restoration of 12 raised bog special areas of conservation in seven counties.

# heather-humphreys - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Ceremonies underway to remember those who died in the Easter Rising

The national anthem was played by a lone piper in the main courtyard of the cemetery.

# heather-humphreys - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

'This is Ireland': Beautiful one-stop website really sells the country to the world

“An island on the edge… from here, everything looks different. We reach out to the world with optimism and belief in the power of creativity.”

# heather-humphreys - Friday 10 March, 2017

Department destroyed report on National Museum management, Dáil hears

Minister Heather Humphreys said that to her knowledge her Department had not received any allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour on the National Museum.

# heather-humphreys - Thursday 2 March, 2017

The Charities Regulator has started investigating a planned €9 million Galway cinema

Both the government and Galway city council have contributed significantly to the project.

# heather-humphreys - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Report shows 'toxic' culture of bullying at National Museum of Ireland

A new report seen by RTÉ, highlights ‘bullying’ and ‘harassment’ at the National Museum.

# heather-humphreys - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Russborough House is getting thousands in public funding for the first time in years

In recent years the popular tourist attraction, constructed in the mid 1700s and located close to the Blessington Lakes, has faced funding difficulties.

# heather-humphreys - Monday 19 December, 2016

Government delays the sale of Pearse's last surrender letter

The letter was added to the Register of Cultural Objects last Friday evening, which will delay the sale for a year.

# heather-humphreys - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Unsold!: 1916 surrender letter set to leave Ireland after auction fails to reach €1m

It’s owner says he longer feels an obligation to keep it here.

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