Hospitality businesses in Tipperary say they’ve taken a major hit over Christmas.
New drink driving laws came into effect in October, meaning anyone driving over the limit would face automatic three-month disqualification.
A number of Budget measures also kicked in with the heralding of the new year.
One of those is the 50% increase in the hospitality VAT rate from 9% up to 13.5%.
Speaking on Tipp Today this morning, Mairead Ryan, owner of Paddy’s Bar and Restaurant in Terryglass, said she’s seeing the repercussions already…