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Factsheet for measure IE-2021-42/2061 – measures in Ireland
|Country||Ireland , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 12 October 2021|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Support for spending, stimulus packages
|Author||Roisin Farelly (IRN Publishing) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||14 October 2021 (updated 15 November 2021)|
As part of Budget 2022, the Government announced a series of supports for the tourism and arts and culture sectors.
According to: Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media; Catherine Martin, the Government has recognised “that bold steps are necessary for our much treasured arts, events and cultural community to emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever before”.
With regards to the tourism sector, Minister Martin said: “Whilst our primary focus to date has been on survival, we now have an opportunity to re-imagine our tourism sector in the wake of the pandemic, with a particular emphasis on mainstreaming the principle of sustainability from an environmental, social, and economic perspective.”
Supports for tourism announced in the Budget include:
Supports for arts and culture include:
Not yet available.
Sector specific set of companies
||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|R - Arts, Entertainment And Recreation||R90 Creative, arts and entertainment activities|
|R93 Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities|
|Occupation (ISCO level 2)|
|Hospitality, retail and other services managers|
Eurofound (2021), Funding package and supports for Tourism, Arts & Culture announced in Budget, measure IE-2021-42/2061 (measures in Ireland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/IE-2021-42_2061.html
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