A Roscommon restaurant owner is welcoming news of the 9% VAT rate extension for the hospitality sector.
The measure, which was introduced to help businesses during the pandemic, will cost the State 250 million euro.
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe says a reduced VAT rate will keep Ireland attractive to foreign tourists.
He also believes it will allow for the creation of more summer jobs for young people.
Speaking to Tommy Stenson the Roscommon businessman says this extension is needed due to an uncertain tourist season ahead.