This week on Open For Business, we take a look at Events & Attractions in Ireland and how these businesses are coping with the impact of COVID. We look at how the industry is doing, hear some of the struggles & worries on the ground – from well-known musicians like Jerry Fish, to small events industry companies like Extreme Structures, and also talk to some of businesses trying new things to just try and survive.
Joining Ella and Richard in studio to discuss the industry worries is Shane Dunne, MCD event manager and founder of Indiependence Music & Arts Festival in Cork.
"I think we've been unfairly treated."— RTÉ One (@RTEOne) August 11, 2020
Shane Dunne (@Choccus80), @mcd_productions, on how the events industry is being affected by the social distancing restrictions.#OpenForBusinessRTE pic.twitter.com/O7UUfCrnaA
Later in the show, we take a closer look at family-owned & run businesses at the heart of Irish SMEs, who have all felt the impact of Covid-19 and just want to get back to business.
Also in studio this week is Tánaiste and Minster for Enterprise, Trade & Employment, Leo Varadkar, who discusses trying to strike a balance between public health and keeping Irish business going.
"I guarantee you that in a few weeks' time we're going to see clusters occur in schools."— RTÉ One (@RTEOne) August 11, 2020
Tánaiste, @leovaradkar, sees clusters of infections as inevitable.#OpenForBusinessRTE pic.twitter.com/5xYhJPq2N8
For mental health and wellbeing support, visit Minding Creative Minds
For more information about EPIC Working Group visit their website here
For the full Report of the Expert Advisory Group June 2020 to the Arts Council click here
For advice on grants and re-training, visit LEO website here
For the latest travel advice, visit here
For more information on Restart Grants, click here
For information on COVID-19 business supports, visit here
For the latest information on the Wage Subsidy Scheme, visit here
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