Local representatives from the hospitality sector are urging the government to use ‘a common sense approach’ when it comes to providing supports to business in the entertainment and hospitality sectors impacted by the latest Covid 19 restrictions.
Hospitality groups will meet with the Tánaiste and Minister for Tourism later to discuss supports for the sector.
People who lose their jobs as a result of the measures will be allowed reapply for the Pandemic Unemployment Payment at the top rate of 350 euro.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin has promised comprehensive supports will be given for hospitality and the live music sector, with more details to be announced later this week.
Today’s talks are expected to focus on what those supports might be.
Adrian Cummins of the Restaurants Association of Ireland said the Government must ensure that supports in place are adequate and will help businesses through the difficult period ahead.