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Hoteliers Believe Measures To Help Midlands Counties Are "Short-Term Fixes"

€1m has been allocated to Failte Ireland for a promotion campaign.

Hoteliers have said the new suite of measures to help the three midlands counties only offer "short-term fixes".

Businesses can apply for a topped up restart grant, meaning up to €30,000 could be available.

€1 million has been allocated to Failte Ireland for a promotion campaign for the area once its local lockdown ends.

Public Expenditure Minister Michael McGrath says a plan was needed to reduce the economic impact.

Irish Hotels Federation says what is required is an active, intensive and prolonged public policy support framework to steer the tourism and hospitality industry through the crisis. 

CEO Tim Fenn says the measures are not good enough:

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