Government supports

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.

Latest Updates

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.

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.

Guidance on operation of the Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme

Visit to read the latest Revenue guide to operation of Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme [pdf, 710kb]

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 for the latest version.