Government Announces €16m Package for Pubs

Mary welcomes the announcement from Goverment of support package for pubs, bars & nightclubs on August 28th last. With the announcement from Government today, September 8th that wet pubs will be re-opening September 21st this will be much needed funding for the sector.

The package includes new measures including:

  • Restart Grant Plus 40% Top Up Those businesses remaining closed and planning their re-opening can now receive a minimum of €5,600 and a maximum of €35,000 under the Restart Grant Plus. This can be used to help additional expense and adaptations associated with re-opening when the time comes.
  • Waiver of court fees and associated excise and stamp duties relating to the renewal of pub and other liquor licences in 2020.
  • Waiver of excise duty on on-trade liquor licences on renewal in 2020.

These measures are in addition to the existing Restart Grant Plus, Tourism Adaptation Fund, the wage subsidy scheme, commercial rates waiver, liquidity supports and tax measures.

For further information:

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has established a Business Support Call Centre for information on the business supports available to businesses and enterprises affected by COVID-19. It can be reached at or (01) 631 2002