Áine Kiely O'Donnell

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The Employee Wage Subsidy Scheme

The ongoing supports from the Irish Government in respect of the Covid-19 pandemic continue with the introduction of the Employee Wage Subsidy Scheme on September 1st, 2020.

The scheme will replace the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme that was introduced at the start of the pandemic in March.  The new scheme does not have many differences in […]

By |August 21st, 2020|AAL, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Your Business|Comments Off on The Employee Wage Subsidy Scheme

What Is The Restart Grant Plus Scheme?

The Restart Grant Plus has been launched by the Irish Government in a further attempt to support businesses impacted by Covid-19.  This is one of a range of supports available and, in this article, we explain what it is and how you can access financial support through the scheme. […]

By |August 16th, 2020|AAL, Covid-19, Industry News, Your Business|Comments Off on What Is The Restart Grant Plus Scheme?

The Future Growth Loan Scheme : What You Need To Know

There are many schemes available for businesses at present to access additional finance through grants and loans.  We have detailed many of them in our ongoing Covid-19 coverage and you can read more by clicking here.  The Future Growth Loan Scheme, from the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland, is another initiative intended to assist companies […]

By |August 9th, 2020|AAL, Covid-19, Your Business|Comments Off on The Future Growth Loan Scheme : What You Need To Know

Sectoral Employment Orders Deemed Unconstitutional by the High Court

The High Court delivered a judgment (June 23rd, 2020) that the provision in the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 for the making of sectoral employment orders was unconstitutional.  It also set aside the 2019 Electrical Contracting Sector Sectoral Employment Order.
Sectoral Employment Orders
The National Electrical Contractors Ireland (NECI) challenged the validity of the Sectoral Employment Order […]

By |August 4th, 2020|AAL, Company Structure, Industry News, Your Business|Comments Off on Sectoral Employment Orders Deemed Unconstitutional by the High Court

What Business Leaders Can Learn from Sports Leaders

How can your attitude and the energy you display impact positively on the success of your business?  Can business leaders learn from sporting leaders?  Yes, you can. […]

By |July 27th, 2020|AAL, Latest Thinking from AAL|Comments Off on What Business Leaders Can Learn from Sports Leaders

The July Stimulus: What It Means For Businesses

The Irish Government has announced an ambitious plan to restart the economy following the shutdown brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.  The July stimulus was unveiled yesterday, July 23rd, and it is a suite of supports for all business sectors. […]

By |July 24th, 2020|AAL, Covid-19, Your Business|Comments Off on The July Stimulus: What It Means For Businesses

Business Life After Covid – What Next?

So, you have made adjustments to the business to deal with Covid shutdowns. Now, the focus has to be on stabilisation and looking to build a prosperous 2021 which is only 6 months from now.  Most business owners are adopting quickly to get back to some form of normality.  The question is: what is normal?  Here, we look at life after Covid for businesses and what you can do to be ready. […]

By |July 20th, 2020|AAL, Covid-19, Latest Thinking from AAL, Your Business|Comments Off on Business Life After Covid – What Next?

What You Need To Do When Working With Your Accountant

2020 has brought many changes and we are only halfway through the year. The changes have given many business owners the time for deep reflection about their businesses and the strategy for the future. One of the issues is how you work with your accountant. […]

By |July 13th, 2020|AAL, Industry News|Comments Off on What You Need To Do When Working With Your Accountant

Covid-19 Pandemic Payments and Enhanced Illness Benefit: Update

As 63,000 came off the pandemic unemployment payments last week, the Government has updated the eligibility criteria for the unemployment and enhanced illness benefit payments.  These changes will come into effect on July 6th, 2020, and employers and employees should make themselves aware of these changes. […]

By |July 10th, 2020|AAL, Covid-19, PAYE, Tax|Comments Off on Covid-19 Pandemic Payments and Enhanced Illness Benefit: Update