EU OKs €10M In State Aid To Help Irish Tourism Affected By COVID-19

The European Commission has approved a €10 million Irish scheme to support companies operating in the coach tourism sector affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework. 

The public support will take the form of direct grants. The amount of aid per beneficiary will be based on the value, age and capacity of the total number of eligible vehicles and shall not exceed the revenue lost due to the coronavirus outbreak between 13 March 2020 and 31 December 2020, compared to the same period in 2019. 

The purpose of the measure is to mitigate the sudden liquidity shortages that these companies are facing because of the restrictive measures imposed by the government to limit the spread of the virus.

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