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.
July Stimulus Package
The government has created a package of stimulus measures worth over €7bn to support the economy on a path to sustainable recovery. To help explain, Fáilte Ireland has created a guide to the 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; Fáilte Ireland’s Adaptation Grant; the Restart Grant Plus; income tax considerations; commercial rate waivers; and the Stay and Spend initiative.
We will continue to update this document as more details are announced relating to the measures in the July Stimulus Package.
Download Fáilte Ireland's guide to the July stimulus package (updated 15 September) [PDF 226kb]
Find out more about the stimulus supports you can access from the government
Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme
The introduction of the new Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) was announced in the Government’s July Stimulus Package. This Scheme will replace the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) from the 1st of September this year.
Download the FAQs for the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (updated 11 September) [PDF 202kb]
Read queries and answers around eligibility, tax and payroll