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Paschal Donohoe. Picture: Collins

Paschal Donohoe. Picture: Collins

Collins Dublin, Gareth Chaney

Paschal Donohoe. Picture: Collins

What’s happening?

The Government has announced a new income support package for workers who are hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

Can you sum it up in a nutshell?

A special unemployment payment for those who have been laid off due to the pandemic since last week is increasing by €147.

The Government is also going to start subsidising wages to keep people in jobs.