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A local musician has welcomed clarity surrounding guidelines on outdoor events and says people need to be given the choice to attend live events. Taoiseach Micheal Martin said ‘further clarity and consistency’ was required and in a statement he ‘expressed his regret at attending the Merrion Hotel outdoor event’. The…

A small firms group is calling for a more rapid tapering off of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.   ISME says the income support is acting as a significant brake on return to work for many sectors, including hospitality and agriculture.   Many hospitality and tourism-related businesses in the counties of…

It’s feared that the hospitality sector in the North West and Border Region could lose business to Northern Ireland unless indoor dining is introduced sooner in the Republic of Ireland.   A group representing restaurants is calling for an acceleration to the reopening of indoor dining here.   The call…

A Sligo Leitrim TD has called for government intervention in the tourism and hospitality to save jobs and businesses.   The Sinn Fein spokesperson on justice and equality, Deputy Martin Kenny says the effect on rural Ireland has been dramatic, economically and socially, for all stakeholders.   Sinn Fein recently…

A local TD is calling for the VAT rate in the hospitality sector to be reduced to 0%. Independent Sligo/Leitrim TD, Marian Harkin, raised the issue in the Dail earlier this week with Minister of State, Brendan Griffin, who agreed with the idea. She highlighted the fact that 40,000 jobs…

New stats show that more and more people in rural Ireland are relying on the drinks and hospitality sector for employment. A new Drinks Industry Group of Ireland report shows hospitality work, which includes pubs, hotels, B&Bs and restaurants – accounts for 9.5% of all employment in the West of…