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# Hospitality Industry

Last year
Reduced 9% VAT rate for hospitality sector to be extended until February 2023
The special 9% rate for the hospitality sector was introduced in 2020 in a bid to lessen the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Covid blamed for delays to plan promising Irish nightlife revival
The spread of Covid-19 last December is being blamed for the delay.
All time
Hospitality sector express anger and disappointment at 'closure in camouflage' 8pm curfew
The restrictions are set to be in place until 30 January.
Donnelly favours ‘urgent sanctions’ for outlets not checking Covid certificates
The Health Minister said venues not complying with the law are putting lives at risk.
Hospitality representatives to meet government ministers today amid anger over delayed reopening
The industry has reacted furiously to the postponed return of indoor dining.
Hospitality industry says delayed reopening of sector would have a 'catastrophic' impact on sector
Both restaurateurs and vintners’ representatives have called on the Government to explain the impact of the Delta variant.
Opinion: It is time to ban employers from keeping workers' tips
‘A pattern began to emerge: the more sophisticated the operation the more sophisticated the method of syphoning the tips’, writes James Larkin.
The hospitality VAT hike has kicked in and customers might notice a jump in their morning coffee
Hotels, restaurants and hairdressers are among those affected.
Poll: Do you agree with plans to increase the VAT rate for hotels and restaurants by 50%?
Industry figures say it could lead to job losses in the sector.
Bill aims to give hospitality workers the right to keep their tips
Research carried out in Galway found that 34% of workers regularly had their employers withhold their tips.
'It's really a case of 'no room at the inn'': Lord Mayor accuses hotels of discrimination
The Lord Mayor of Dublin is calling for sanctions against hotels that have refused homeless families.
Hotels are raking in the cash - and here's how much they make on every room
Tourists have been flocking to the country and hoteliers are reaping the spoils.
Fancy buying an iconic hotel? Why not buy three
Just the €30m.
North American visitors drive summer tourism increase
There were over two million overseas trips to Ireland between May and July, a 7.6 per cent rise on the same period last year.
Australian Hotels Association looking to fill ‘thousands of hospitality jobs’
The AHA are hoping to find plenty of ‘experienced hospitality staff’ when they are in Dublin next Tuesday and Wednesday.
Angry Belgians take action over Ikea's cheap meatballs
Restaurant owners believe Ikea’s low prices are undermining their own businesses – so they have begun bussing homeless people in for dinner.