Nearly 3,000 employed in Tipperary’s hospitality sector

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Tipperary’s drinks and hospitality businesses are highly vulnerable to a hard or ‘no deal’ Brexit. That’s according to a new report published by the Drink Industry Group of Ireland.

The report states that hospitality employment accounted for 2,921 jobs in the premier, which equates to 4.6% of all employment in the county.

The document alludes to a potential slide in the sterling causing prospective visitors to save money and not travel, thus limiting the amount of tourists coming to Tipp on their holidays.

DIGI has called on the government to take defensive measures in the form of reducing the alcohol excise tax, which is the second highest in Europe.