Extra funding for Kildare, Laois and Offaly expected to be announced today

Lynda Kiernan

Reporter:

Lynda Kiernan

Extra funding for Kildare, Laois and Offaly expected to be announced today

Extra funding for Laois Offaly and Kildare under Covid-19 restrictions

Extra funding is expected to be announced today for Laois, Offaly and Kildare to counteract the economic effects of the two week Covid-19 restrictions they are under.

The funding is understood to include €1 million to Fáilte Ireland to promote the counties for tourism in the future.

It will also be a boosted version of the Restart grant available to businesses forced to close due to Covid-19 restrictions. Grants of up to €5,000 will be offered to businesses affected.

More to follow.