Independent Clare T.D. Michael McNamara has requested the Government to include seasonal workers in the tourism sector in the new Covid-19 unemployment payment scheme. Speaking in the Dáil, hesaid, 'tens of thousands of seasonal workers, who lost their jobs before they were about to start them, have found themselves without an income.'
The team at Fifty Shades Greener has worked alongside the Tourism and Hospitality industry for over 20 years, as hotel employees themselves. In this time of need, they want to help upskill the workforce to assist all those people that now find themselves at home.
The “big danger” for the industry when pubs eventually reopen is that people will have got too used to drinking at home and won’t return to pubs in their previous numbers, publican Charlie Chawke told the 'Irish Times'.
He said that this year will be “a disaster” for the industry.