Support For Businesses Affected By Refugee Accommodation Being Considered In Budget

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The hospitality sector in particular is said to be feeling a "knock-on effect" from the State's humanitarian efforts.

Supports for businesses seeing a reduced footfall as a result of hotels accommodating Ukrainian refugees could be on the cards in this year's Budget.

Fine Gael TDs and Senators are pushing for the measure to be included, as the hospitality sector continues to feel a "knock-on effect" from the State's efforts to support those fleeing the war in Ukraine.

The most recent figures from Failte Ireland shows one in five registered beds in Offaly are contracted to the State for humanitarian reasons.

That figure is 18% in Westmeath and 10% in Laois.

Longford Westmeath Fine Gael Senator Micheál Carrigy has been speaking to Midlands 103's Kamron Clarke, and says the sector is facing significant challenges:



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