Employers want the Government to protect businesses facing the threat of eviction arising from difficulties paying rent as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.
Government has already told residential landlords not to raise rents or evict tenants while the coronavirus lockdown continues.
Groups such as employers’ body Ibec and the Irish Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (Isme) association are calling for the Government to extent similar measures to commercial tenants or to give them cash to aid them in paying rent.
“An agreed way forward is required,” Mr Dillon stressed. He added that the Government should protect commercial leaseholders from eviction as part of a wider effort to aid retailers during the crisis.
He argued that provisions allowing commercial
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