Tánaiste Leo Varadkar confirmed the Government plans to extend the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme, Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme and the commercial rates waiver. Photograph: Julien Behal

The Government plans to launch a new financial support scheme for businesses that have seen their revenues devastated by Covid-19 lockdown restriction(...)

Taoiseach Micheal Martin leaving the Cabinet meeting in Dublin Castle on Thursday. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

In recent years, budgets have been about incremental change; on the ground, they have meant little to most people, other than maybe a bit extra in the(...)