Supermac’s owner must provide staff accommodation to attract employees

Lack of available housing is hindering hospitality sector recruitment, says Pat McDonagh

Pat McDonagh: ‘Of the probably 1,400 to 1,500 we are employing, we have about 150 staying in accommodation that we have either sourced or supplied’. Picture: Michael Dillon

Supermac’s boss and hotelier Pat McDonagh has said that he will have to provide accommodation for up to a quarter of his staff due to the housing crisis.

As well as the fast food chain, McDonagh owns the Só Hotel group, which includes the Charleville Park Hotel in Cork, Lough Rea Hotel & Spa in Galway, the Killeshin Hotel in Laois, Castletroy Park Hotel in Limerick and the Athlone Springs Hotel & Leisure Club.

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