There's good news for the hospitality sector heading into summer.
The Housing Minister wants to continue to waive licence fees for outdoor dining.
Restaurants, cafés, hotels and pubs across the country are set to save hundreds of euro this year.
Minister Darragh O'Brien has today announced he's seeking the approval of the Oireachtas to amend Planning and Development Regulations to continue the waiving of licence fees for outdoor dining.
The waiving of the street furniture licence fee for tables and chairs outside was first brought in, in 2021, with the fee of 125 euro per table reduced to no cost per table.
This extension into 2023 will help the hospitality sector this year by reducing the cost for maintaining outdoor dining in public spaces.