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No Street Furniture Fees for Restaurants in 2024 as Regulations Extended

No Street Furniture Fees for Restaurants in 2024 as Regulations Extended

The Government is to continue to waive street furniture licence fees for tables and chairs associated with outdoor dining for the remainder of 2024.

The regulations, which came before the Joint Oireachtas Committee this week, are being introduced to support businesses such as hotels, restaurants, public houses or other establishments where food is sold for consumption on the premises.

North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea said “Despite the unpredictable weather, many businesses have retained their outdoor dining offering and we can see outdoor dining thriving in some areas. This is just one measure which the Government are taking to support businesses which we know are under pressure. In addition, there is no fee for awnings, canopies and heaters associated with outdoor dining.

Cllr. O’Shea added “With a saving of approximately €125 per table, we are removing a financial burden which can place additional pressure on a small café or restaurant. I am very glad to see the extension of this waiver for 2024.”