Thursday September 24, 2020

Varadkar plans extra support for pubs if reopening is further delayed

As fears mount that some businesses may be forced to stay shut for ‘many months’, the Tánaiste is drawing up a package for publicans if the current restrictions are extended past the end of August

12th August, 2020
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said it was becoming “increasingly clear” that there were a number of sectors that may not be able to resume trading for “many months”

Pubs that have been unable to re-open their doors due to Covid-19 could be in line for specific additional financial supports under a plan being drawn up by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar.

He said he hoped to be able to bring a package of financial measures to Cabinet for approval on August 28 if a decision was being taken at the same meeting to further delay the re-opening of so-called ‘wet pubs’ which do...

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