But Laois Tourism thinks the 'stay and spend' initiative will be effective.
A midlands Sinn Féin TD thinks the government has made a mess of the July Stimulus Package.
Brian Stanley says he's glad to see supports have been extended to B&Bs and other businesses that were previously not eligible.
But the Laois-Offaly TD is critical of the 'stay and spend' scheme - branding it a "flop" for excluding those who don't earn a taxable income.
He's also hitting out at the Taoiseach for not securing more grants from the EU:
Despite Sinn Fein's criticism, chairperson of Laois Tourism Caragh Burns-Sharma says members and consumers she's spoken with think it'll have a positive effect: