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Midlands Restaurateur Feels July Stimulus Package Goes A Long Way

He disagrees with others who are criticising the government plan.

One midlands restaurateur says the 'stay and spend' tax rebate and extension of the wage subsidy scheme are welcome boosts to the industry.

Ray Byrne, who runs the Wineport Lodge in Glasson, says it's a reasonable measure from government to help businesses retain jobs and stay afloat.

Announced under the July Stimulus Package, it invovles people getting €125 back on every 625 euro spent on hospitality bills in Ireland.

Ray feels it's restaurants and hotels in cities that are most at risk, with a lot of people taking to quieter, more spacious areas:

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