Hospitality sector in crisis if international recruitment drive not approved

A Sligo Restaurateur and former president of the Restaurants Association of Ireland says the hospitality sector locally is in crisis and that local business are being forced to shut due to lack of staff.

The hospitality sector’s calling on the government to sanction an international recruitment drive to “save the summer season”.

Today’s Oireachtas Tourism Committee will hear how there’s an estimated 40,000 vacancies across the industry.

Anthony Gray says overseas workers must be recruited immediately.