Firefighters in Cork dealt with a blaze at a derelict hotel in Mallow yesterday evening.
Crews from Cork City and Ballyvolane were called out to aid the local fire brigade at around 5pm.
The Irish Hotels Federation has expressed deep alarm at the Government’s response to Covid-19 in relation to local authority rates. Elaina Fitzgerald Kane, IHF President described proposals to defer rates payments as wholly inadequate and a futile exercise that will do little to get the 260,000 people in Irish Tourism back to work as part of rebuilding Ireland. “Securing jobs is our priority now and it is disappointing that the Government does not realise the reality of what is needed,” she said.
The Simon Community is calling on hotels and Airbnb hosts to offer their spaces to local authorities for homeless people that may have to self-isolate.