Donegal IHF Chair calls for Covid supports to be maintained to 2022

Hotel and guesthouse operators in Donegal are urging the government to maintain Covid supports for the sector until June of next year, and to make the 9% VAT rate permanent.

Paul Diver, the Irish Hotels Federation Donegal Chair says while the past four months have been positive, 2021 as a whole will see occupancy rates of just less than half of what they were in 2019.

He says Donegal is also losing out on weddings as a result of the pandemic, and that's a major blow: