Medium Term Plan Welcome but Greater Clarity Needed for Aviation

Speaking following today’s publication of the Plan for Living with COVID-19, Conor Healy, Chamber CEO said, “This Plan is a helpful step that will hopefully influence continued conscientious behaviour throughout the community, with clear indicators of how we fare that are easily communicated and understood.”
“However it is absolutely essential that Government commits to a clear pathway for aviation and tourism, which are so deeply intertwined, without any further delay. Capital expenditure, route marketing and clear commitment to reach agreement on commonality of approach at EU level are absolutely essential and must be pursued with vigour.”
“In the weeks ahead of Budget 2021, attention must also move towards refining and simplifying business supports such as the EWSS to ensure that it is functional and accessible for the businesses needing it most.”