Out of office: Number on Pup drops 29,000 in a week, US advises against travel to Ireland

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3rd August, 2021
Out of office: Number on Pup drops 29,000 in a week, US advises against travel to Ireland

The number of recipients of the pandemic unemployment payment (Pup) has again hit a new low. Just under 163,400 people are receiving the payment at present, a reduction of almost 29,000 people on last week and the lowest number since the Pup was introduced in March 2020. The overall cost of the Pup is more than €8.3 billion.

Ireland has been added to the US’s “level four” travel list, meaning the US government has advised citizens...

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