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Thursday, December 9, 2021

Further cuts to the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) take effect today

People receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) will see a further reduction in their payment from today.

The €250 PUP payment will be reduced to €203, which is the standard job seeker’s rate.


The PUP rate of €300 will reduce to €250.

People who were on the higher payment of €350 have already been moved to the €300 band as of September.

The payment, which was introduced in March 2020, is due to be scrapped completely in February 2022.


Meanwhile, Cabinet are meeting today to make any final decisions following advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).


Government announces two-month extension to wage subsidy scheme

The Government has announced a two-month extension to the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) to aid businesses impacted by the new restrictions.

Schools in Denmark to close early for Christmas over Covid-19 surge

In an effort to quell a surge in Covid-19 cases, schools in Denmark will be closing early for the Christmas break.

HSE says booster appointments system is ‘imperfect’ but gives people more choice

The HSE has acknowledged that the booster appointment booking system is imperfect. People have been receiving vaccine appointments after...

Large queues at UCD Covid-19 booster vaccine clinic – HSE

Vast queues have accumulated at the Covid-19 booster vaccine clinic at UCD this morning, according to the Health Service Executive (HSE).
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