Look out for dodgy emails in your inbox.
Speaking at a Government briefing this morning, Liz Canavan, assistant secretary to the Department of An Taoiseach revealed that the Department of Social Protection has been informed of a phishing email in circulation.
Gardaí are investigating after a number of people received an email regarding a refund. The bogus email comes from a Gmail or Hotmail address and the public has been urged not to act or respond to it.
Here are three more updates from today’s Government briefing:
Ms Canavan also confirmed that 45,150 employees are now registered in the temporary wage subsidy scheme. An additional €4m in funding was announced yesterday to help Ireland’s film and TV industry to emerge from the crisis.
The funding will support animators, production companies and screenwriters.
Licenses and driving permits
If your driving license, theory test certificate or learner permit is due to expire before the end of April, the end date will now be extended, making it valid for another four months.
Library services booming
There’s been a dramatic increase in Library On-Line use during the lockdown period as people seek out new ways of passing the time at home in isolation.
A 300% increase in library users has been recorded since the beginning of March.
“Reading is a great way not only to entertain ourselves during the Covid-19 crisis but also to look after our mental health,” said Ms Canavan.