As the country comes to grip with the current global pandemic, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. Even as businesses are safely re-opening, the tourism and hospitality industry is facing enormous challenges, and you may be in the process of making some difficult decisions.
Fáilte Ireland is here to help, with our dedicated online support hub — it’s packed with expert guides and advice on accessing the Government support that has been made available to those impacted by the health crisis.
On July 23rd the Government announced a package of stimulus measures worth over €7bn to support the economy on a path to sustainable recovery. Fáilte Ireland has created a guide to the Government’s July Stimulus Package to ensure tourism and hospitality businesses can leverage the full suite of supports available to them. This includes guidance on the Employment Wage Support Scheme, Income Tax considerations, commercial rate waivers, restart grants and the Stay and Spend initiative.
Full details of the July Stimulus Package can be found here.
Download Fáilte Ireland's guide to the July stimulus package [PDF 188kb]
Find out more about the stimulus supports you can access from the government
How can I access Government supports?
There’s a lot of information about different available supports to take in and that can feel overwhelming. To break it down, download our full summary of the Government funding and support schemes currently available during the COVID-19 crisis. In this document, you’ll find an overview of each scheme with links to further details.
Download the Fáilte Ireland Guide to Accessing Government Supports [PDF 212kb]
Learn more about the state support available during COVID-19
Download the Fáilte Ireland Guide to Accessing Employer and Employee Schemes (updated 24 July) [pdf, 243kb] [PDF 243kb]
Find out more about how to access employer and employee government schemes
Guidance on operation of the Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme
Download our quick guide to the Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme [PDF 403kb]
Find out about the benefits to the scheme, how to access it and details of changes to the scheme announced on 15 April (updated 20 April 2020)
Many questions have been raised by the tourism industry about the Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme – these have been gathered in the FAQ document below. All answers have been provided by Revenue to Fáilte Ireland.
Revenue is constantly updating its published FAQ guidance document to operate the Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme, visit Revenue.ie for the latest version.