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Retail Excellence demands 50% rent amnesty for retailers

Retail Excellence delegation to appear before Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment today (Wednesday) 50% rent amnesty for first four months of 2021 is ‘realistic and fair’ minimum requirement for retailers who have been ‘decimated’ by the pandemic Government also needs to do far more to support small online retailers Wednesday, July 7th, 2021.  Retail […]

Decision to Delay Reopening of Indoor Dining a ‘Hammer-Blow’ for Business Owners

‘Extremely unhelpful’ that no date agreed for reopening Government proposal to allow indoor dining for fully vaccinated people is ‘unrealistic and unworkable in practice’ Tuesday, June 29th, 2021.  Retail Excellence, the largest representative body for the retail industry in Ireland, has said that the Government’s decision to postpone the reopening of indoor dining was a “hammer-blow” […]

Retail Excellence Press Release 31.03.21

Retail Excellence: businesses ‘furious’ over Government stance on retail Government has ‘lost the room’ by delaying reopening of retail to May at the earliest Retail Excellence Managing Director: ‘This represents another nail in the coffin for hundreds of retailers around the country’ Wednesday, March 31st, 2021. Retail Excellence, the largest representative body for the retail […]

View the list of essential retail outlets at Level 5 as issued by Government 30/12/20

The Government has issued a list of ‘Essential Retail’ for the Latest Level 5 lockdown. This list applies for Level 5 only. Retailers with mixed retail offering which have discrete spaces for essential and non-essential retail should make arrangements for the separation of relevant areas. 1. Outlets selling food or beverages on a takeaway basis, […]

Covid Restrictions Support Scheme Information

Please read below this important communication from the CRSS Team in Revenue.ie ‘You are probably already aware of the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS) which was announced in Budget 2021 as a further support for businesses in the sector that you represent, where they are adversely affected by Covid-related restrictions. The details are set out […]

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 […]

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 […]

Well Done To 183 Successful Retailers As Part Of The Latest Round Of The Online Retail Scheme

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD, has today (Thursday) announced the successful applicants approved for funding through the Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme, which is administered by Enterprise Ireland. 183 retailers have been approved for €6.5m in funding as part of the scheme, which is targeted at online retailers to […]