Factsheet for case IE-2021-23/1961 – measures in Ireland
|Country||Ireland , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 01 June 2021|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Support for spending, stimulus packages
|Author||Roisin Farelly (IRN Publishing) and Eurofound|
|Case created||13 July 2021 (updated 14 July 2021)|
The Government’s Economic Recovery Plan was launched on 1 June 2021, it sets out how the Government will support the full resumption of economic activity and achieve rapid job creation and economic growth after the COVID-19 pandemic.
It includes more than €3.5 billion in spending support as well as funding of €915 million under the European Recovery and Resilience Facility.
The Plan sets out a new phase of supports for a new stage of recovery and renewal. The aim is to have 2.5 million people in work by 2024 which would exceed pre-COVID levels of employment. Many of these jobs are to be within the green and digital sectors.
There are four key pillars to the Plan:
The plan sets out a range of new and also gives details of extensions and changes to existing supports such as the COVID Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS), Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) and Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP).
|Applies to all workers||Applies to all businesses||Applies to all citizens|
Local / regional government
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Eurofound (2021), Economic Recovery Plan, case IE-2021-23/1961 (measures in Ireland), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.