-Targeted rates waiver for hospitality, arts and entertainment and travel agency and airport sector
-Suite of supports for aviation sector-
The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage and local Fingal TD, Darragh O’Brien has announced a targeted €62.3m commercial rates waiver for the last three months of the year for the hospitality, arts and entertainment and travel agency and airport sector.
The commercial rates waiver will help to ensure that Dublin Airport continues to rebound from the devastation of the pandemic and continues to provide much needed employment for the people of North County Dublin.
Minister O’Brien also welcomed the suite of supports for the aviation sector which have been announced, commenting he said, “The €126m funding package for the aviation industry which Government agreed today seeks to help the sector to rebound and to help restore Ireland’s air connectivity. Importantly, €36m of this funding will go towards our regional airports ensuring future sustainability.
“The aviation sector has benefited considerably from the suite of measures to support businesses across the economy, including, a wage subsidy scheme, grants, low-cost loans, a commercial rates waiver and deferred tax liabilities. The continuation of the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) to April 2022 at a cost of over €1bn, will help those businesses and sectors, including the aviation sector, which still require support.
“The aviation sector employs approximately 150,000 people both directly and indirectly in Ireland. It is worth billions to the Irish economy and is one of the biggest generators of economic activity in the State. Here in of Dublin Fingal, daa and other employers in the airport have been a huge source of employment for people in the area and it helps our county to prosper so I believe it’s extremely important that Government continue to support the sector which continues to be severely impacted by the pandemic,” he concluded.