DIGI calls for Brexit Budget to protect Kerry hospitality jobs

The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland is calling for a “Brexit Budget” to protect hospitality jobs in Kerry.

DIGI says the sector supports 10,828 jobs in Kerry, six million euro in agricultural outputs and pays almost €230 million in wages annually.

The number of British tourists visiting Ireland was down 7 percent from January to May of 2017 compared to the same period last year.

Patricia Callan from DIGI says a Brexit budget is needed to innovate and stimulate consumer spending and economic growth.

She also called for a reduction in Ireland’s alcohol excise tax, which is the second highest in the EU.