IHF angry at Galway rates decision

The Galway Branch of the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) today hit out at the decision by Galway County Council to increase rates in the county by 8%.

The Galway Branch of the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) today hit out at the decision by Galway County Council to increase rates in the county by 8%.

This is more than three times the rate of inflation and comes on top of a 33% increase over the past three years, according to the IHF.

Paul O'Meara, chairman, Galway Branch, IHF said the hotel and tourism sector is suffering in the region after a difficult tourism year and this increase portrays a lack of understanding of the commercial realities of doing business in the region.

The branch called for an immediate meeting with the Mayor and the County Manager.

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