Government urged to use €1bn training fund to aid businesses
Workers could be laid off in weeks as a result of supply chain disruption
The government has been urged to raid a surplus of almost €1 billion in the state’s National Training Fund to help businesses pay workers who are forced to self isolate as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.
The proposal was made at a meeting of the country’s largest business representative bodies and senior government officials on Friday in response to fears that many firms would not be able to afford to meet the...
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