Jim Daly TD has raised the issue

LOCAL TD Jim Daly has welcomed the Government’s announcement that the temporary 9 per cent per cent  lower VAT rate which applies across the tourism sector, will be extended into 2013.

Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Tourism, made the announcement in the Dáil when responding to questioning on the issue.

Following to the Minister’s announcement, Deputy Daly said the decision was very positive news for the tourism industry.

“This extension of the lower rate will enable the industry to plan and to market for next year in the knowledge that Ireland will be able to offer lower-cost tourism options to tourists,” he said.