Covid-19: ‘The government can dress this up whatever way it likes, but the supports announced come nowhere close to being enough’

Pubs, restaurants and hotels fear they will be left without proper supports while the busiest period of the year has been taken away from them, and many entertainment venues are facing complete closure

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
5th December, 2021
Covid-19: ‘The government can dress this up whatever way it likes, but the supports announced come nowhere close to being enough’
The “targeted supports” and a “reformed” CRSS will do little to dampen the feeling among many businesses that they are facing into another Christmas of uncertainty.

As November turned into December last week, restaurants around the country started posting pictures of their Christmas table settings on social media.

The Cornstore in Limerick, Old Imperial Hotel in Youghal and Blind Pig Speakeasy in Dublin city featured pictures of tastefully decorated rooms with sparkling lights and Christmas trees, but they were not trying to show off.

The restaurants were empty.

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