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Tourism Lobby Group Joins Calls For Bank Holiday In September.

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Irish Tourism Industry Confederation says it will boost visitor numbers.

A tourism lobby group is joining calls for a one-off Bank Holiday to be introduced in September to help the sector recover.

The Taoiseach Micheal Martin last week told the Dáil the proposal is being kep under review.

It's being suggested to help the hospitality sector and show appreciation for the roles played by key workers during the pandmeic.

The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation has said the lack of international tourists caused by Covid-19 is costing the industry 27 million euro a day.

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