An additional 1,300 people in Clare have signed on for the government’s Pandemic Unemployment Payment in the past week.
Figures from the Department of Social Protection show that there are now 14,300 people in receipt of the payment in this county.
A further 100 people in Clare have received the Enhanced Illness Benefit, bringing the number in the county to 600.
They’re among one million people who are now in benefit of Covid-19 welfare payments across the country.
The current restrictions remain in place until May 5th and Deputy chief medical officer Ronan Glynn says the disruption to the economy doesn’t come into their minds when issuing advice: