Finance Minister Says Challenges Facing Irish Hospitality Sector Are 'Being Given A Lot Of Consideration'
Finance minister Paschal Donohoe has singled out hospitality among the sectors that are being considered for targeted government assistance to support planned reopenings at a limited capacity to control the spread of the coronavirus.
Restaurants, hotels and pubs, which are due to reopen in June, July and August, have called for measures including a temporary cut to the VAT rate for the hospitality sector to 0% from 13.5%, and for state funds to help them pay rent.
"Very Much On My Mind"
"Clearly the challenges that our restaurants, hospitality and tourism sectors are going to face are very much on my mind...I would single that out as something that is being given a lot of consideration," Donohoe told a virtual conference on Friday May 15.