Retail Ireland Monitor April 2024

The arrival of a new Taoiseach has brought fresh debate on various policy issues. Key Cabinet positions will change hands and, while we are unlikely to see a dramatic change of tack, there is an appreciation that businesses will need more support to manage the massive cost of recent labour market reforms. A new package of business supports is set to be announced next month, but it is unlikely to go far enough. We are making the case for a much more comprehensive series of measures, including a significant PRSI rebate for affected companies.