5 June 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Hotel and guesthouse owners in Co Monaghan and across the country are calling on the Government to introduce measures that will tackle the catastrophic crisis facing many businesses due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Ross Mealiff, who is Chair of the Mourne, Boyne and Lakes branch of the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF), this week acknowledged” the great progress being made by the Government, the Chief Medical Officer, health professionals and society in general in suppressing the disease.”

He said that it was now time to address the need for people to have livelihoods after the pandemic. Mr Mealiff called on the Government to urgently seek assistance from the proposed EU Recovery Fund being set up to combat the economic slump caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which is forecast to be the worst in a century throughout Europe. He said a package of specific supports is required that recognises the unique challenges facing Ireland’s largest indigenous industry. “The June Bank Holiday…

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