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There are genuine fears that smaller restaurants and hotels in the North West will shut if the 9% VAT rate for the hospitality sector isn’t maintained. Finance Minister Pascal Donohoe is standing firm on a decision to return the VAT rate for hospitality to 13.5% next year. It currently stands…

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…

A Sligo publican has welcomed the government’s decision to extend the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme. It’s being extended to the end of January 2022 and backdated to the 1st of December 2021. Minister Paschal Donohoe said they couldn’t design a targeted scheme for the hospitality sector in time for Christmas…