Tourism & Sport

As dust settles on Budget, what is the point of Shane Ross?

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport, Robert Troy TD has criticised the failure of Minister Shane Ross to have any positive impact on this week’s budget. Deputy Troy commented, “As the dust settles on this week’s budget, a serious question emerges - what exactly is the point of Shane Ross in this Cabinet?  The budget document itself contained no clues, so I hoped that when he came to give his speech on the budget we might get an answer. “Unfortunately, this was not to be.  Instead, over the course of four angry minutes we...
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Regional tourism businesses must receive additional supports in light of VAT increase

Fianna Fáil’s Transport, Tourism and Sport Spokesperson, Robert Troy has said that the additional funding allocated to the tourism sector must be targeted to support areas of the industry potentially affected by the increase in the VAT rate. “Minister Ross must ensure that additional funding is used to support marketing Ireland to international audiences to ensure that we maintain our strong visitor numbers. “Smaller businesses in the tourism sector outside of the capital are paying the price for perceived buoyancy in the overall tourism sector which in reality is only being felt in Dublin and larger...
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