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Level 5: Essential Retail as defined by Government for Level 5

Scroll to the paragraph in bold below for the list of Essential Retail as defined by Government for Level 5 The Government has decided today that, as of midnight on Wednesday 21st October, all of Ireland will be placed on Level 5 of the Plan for Living with COVID with a small number of exceptions […]

Press Release: The Retail Industry is devastated by today’s Government announcement of a move to Level 5.

Retail Excellence, the largest retail body in Ireland, representing over 2,000 retail businesses, has tonight expressed its deep disappointed with the Government’s decision to close all non-essential retail by moving the country to level 5. Duncan Graham, Managing Director of Retail Excellence said; ‘Retailers have been contacting us throughout the day extremely concerned and upset […]

Press Release – A forced closure of ‘non-essential’ retail at this time of year would do permanent and serious damage to the Irish non-food retail sector costing an additional 60,000 jobs.

Any move to level 4 or above will have a devastating impact on the retail industry, particularly those smaller retailers not yet trading online. We cannot shut down the industry at this time of the year. All retail should be classed as ‘essential’ especially, we cannot simply ‘kill off Christmas’. Retailers in Northern Ireland and […]

CRSS -A new support scheme for businesses impacted by Covid-19 restrictions was announced in Budget 2021

A new support scheme for businesses impacted by Covid-19 restrictions was announced in Budget 2021. • Following the announcement by the Minister for Finance as part of his Budget speech on Tuesday 13th Oct, Revenue is actively progressing the CRSS at the moment. • There will be two key strands in terms of the scheme […]

HR Advice

Some HR advice from our Partners, Tom Smyth & Associates Close v Casuals Contacts We would remind all REI members of the importance of ensuring their internal Covid documentation and training stresses the importance of social distancing and personal hygiene at work. Most members are now dealing with very real instances of positive tests and […]

Brexit Readiness – a checklist from Revenue.ie

The Brexit Readiness Checklist highlights some of the key actions that businesses can take to get ready for the changes Brexit will bring from 1 January 2021. The checklist includes links to the relevant Agencies who can provide the necessary guidance and support to businesses. Please see the link below for all relevant information https://dbei.gov.ie/en/Publications/Brexit-Readiness-Checklist.html

Press Release: Classifying retailers as ‘non-essential’ makes no sense in border counties when retailers in Northern Ireland are trading without restrictions

Press Release Classifying retailers as ‘non-essential’ makes no sense in border counties when retailers in Northern Ireland are trading without restrictions Retailers in Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan are waking up this morning to the news that once again only those classed as essential (food stores, pharmacies, opticians etc) will remain open whilst those classed as […]

Level 4 – Essential Retail list for Level 4

The government has issued the list of essential retail that can operate in Level 4 Retailers with mixed retail offering which have discrete spaces for essential and non-essential retail should make arrangements for the separation of relevant areas. outlets selling food or beverages on a takeaway basis, or newspapers, whether on a retail or wholesale […]

Press Release – Retail Excellence notes the publication of a Code of Conduct for Commercial Rents but says more needs to be done to avoid further job losses and store closures

Press Release Retail Excellence notes the publication of a Code of Conduct for Commercial Rents but says more needs to be done to avoid further job losses and store closures   Retail Excellence, Ireland’s largest retail industry body representing over 2000 members has given a ‘guarded welcome’ to the publication of a voluntary Code of […]