The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien has signed the Planning and Development (Street Furniture Fees) Regulations 2023.
The regulations provide for the waiving of the street furniture licence fee for tables and chairs outside a hotel, restaurant, public house or other establishment where food is sold for consumption on the premises.
Commenting Minister O’Brien said: “Despite our oftentimes changeable weather we expect to see people enjoying meals outside restaurants and cafés again this summer.
“This measure supports the hospitality and restaurant sector by reducing the fee of €125 per table to €0 per table. Similar to previous years there will also be no fee for awnings, canopies and heaters used in conjunction with the tables and chairs.
“The continued waiving of this fee this year will again save businesses hundreds of euro this year,” he concluded.
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