Sunday Times: What supports are available in Ireland to cushion Covid-19’s impact on your finances?


Employers can also pay home-working staff a tax-free sum of up to €3.20 a day to cover the additional costs of running a home office. However, there is no legal obligation for them to pay towards these expenses, which can include heat, light and electricity.

“But even if your employer doesn’t or isn’t in a position to pay the €3.20, these expenses are eligible for tax relief, meaning the home worker can claim tax back on them,” says Joanna Murphy, chief executive of