Restaurateur warns Vat hike will send many small hospitality businesses to the wall

The co-owner of Riba in the south Dublin suburb of Stillorgan is aggrieved that small businesses like his have been targeted by the government in the same way as large hotel groups and multinational restaurant chains

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor @gnelis
14th October, 2018
Shane Molony: may have to raise prices to cover Vat rise

The only thing on Shane Molony’s mind at the moment should be dealing with his customers, and preparing for a fundraiser he’s hosting in his restaurant tomorrow night for the Peter McVerry Trust that he hopes will raise thousands for the charity.

But the co-owner of Riba in the south Dublin suburb of Stillorgan is also digesting the implications of the government’s decision to increase the Vat rate for the hospitality...

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