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What Will €17 Million From The Government Do For Ireland's Outside Dining Plan?

The government has announced a new €17 million scheme to develop a European-style outdoor dining cul...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:26 PM - 31 Mar 2021



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

What Will €17 Million From The Government Do For Ireland's Outside Dining Plan?

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:26 PM - 31 Mar 2021

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The government has announced a new €17 million scheme to develop a European-style outdoor dining culture.

The Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme, delivered in partnership between Fáilte Ireland and local authorities across the country, will provide for outdoor seating and "accessories" to help businesses offset some of the costs incurred in upgrading their premises for outdoor dining.

But will this scheme help the majority of restaurants who have been closed due to the restrictions?

We spoke to Richard Jacob, owner of Idaho Café in Cork, Angela Ruttledge, co-owner of Monk's Green and Olive's Room restaurants in Dublin, and Fine Gael Councillor Ray McAdam of Dublin City Council.

What Will €17 Million From The Government Do For Ireland's Outside Dining Plan?

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