Media Coverage – December 2022

Costs and staffing test retail and hospitality in 2022 – RTE 

“Christmas is an important time of the year for restaurants too, with the Restaurant Association of Ireland recording a pick up in sales. It said this was particularly notable at the higher end of the market – with customers trading up on extras like wine.” 

New tipping laws come into force today – RTE 

“New laws governing the practice of tipping come into force from today, providing a boost to workers’ rights.” 

Pubs Ready To Hibernate Amid Desperate Measures To Survive – 

“Pubs and restaurants across the country are resorting to desperate measures to stay open in difficult times, as they struggle to combat all-time-high operating costs.” 

Varadkar open to extending VAT rate for hospitality sector – Business Plus 

“Supports for business such as extending the 9% VAT rate for the hospitality sector could be extended in February, the Tánaiste has indicated.” 

Restaurants claim giving staff legal requirement to tips will hit wages – Business Post

“Adrian Cummins, chief executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland: said new tipping laws could actually result in lower take home pay for staff.” 

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