Donegal hotels feel Brexit effect

Hotels and guesthouses in Donegal are reporting a sharp drop in business sentiment due to Brexit.

The Irish Hotels Federation says business sentiment amongst hotels and guesthouses in Donegal and across the country has deteriorated sharply year on year.

It says this represents a stark change in outlook compared with 2018.

An industry survey undertaken by the IHF shows only 40% of hoteliers nationally now have a positive outlook for their business over the next 12 months.

This compares with 79% who reported a positive outlook at the start of 2018.

Chairman of the IHF in Donegal, Paul Diver, says their fear is that regional tourism business is at risk being hardest hit.

On the markets the euro is trading at $1.12 and at 85 pence sterling