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COVID-19: €16m Support Package For Pub Sector

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

7:24 PM - 28 Aug 2020



Some €16m is being made available for pubs, bars and nightclubs who've been hit by the COVID-19.

Pubs that are currently closed will be able to apply for a grant of up to €35,000 to help them to re-open.

It's after the Government increased the Restart Grant by 40% for those who are still unable to open.

The Cabinet signed off on the measures after they agreed not to allow all pubs to re-open on Monday.

There is also a waiver of court fees and associated excise and stamp duties relating to the renewal of pub and other liquor licences this year.

This includes:

  • Court certificate for renewal of pub licence (where required) - €150
  • Public dancing licence - €490 (€335 court fee plus €155 excise duty)
  • Public music and singing licence - €150
  • Renewal of registration of registered club - €655 (€150 court fee plus €505 stamp duty
  • Restaurant certificate - €150

These measures are in addition to the existing Restart Grant Plus, Tourism Adaptation Fund, the Wage Subsidy Scheme, commercial rates waiver and liquidity supports and tax measures.

Announcing the plan, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said: "It's been a really difficult few months for pub owners.

"Our publicans are making a massive sacrifice to protect their communities and the government is determined to help.

"This package, in addition to the grants and subsidies already available, will help pub owners with expenses to do with getting ready for re-opening.

"The increase in the Restart Grant Plus means pubs that are remaining closed will receive a minimum of €5,600.

"We want to make sure that our pubs are in a position to reopen as soon as it is safe to do so."



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