Breen fears that more job losses could follow in the Hotel Sector as the Two Mile Inn is set to close is doors with the loss of 15 Jobs.

September 3rd, 2010 - Pat Breen

Fine Gael’s Deputy Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Clare T.D. Pat Breen fears further jobs losses could follow in the Hotel and Tourism Sector in the Mid-West Region. Deputy Breen expressed his concern following the news that the Two Mile Inn is set to close on the 9th September next with the loss of 15 jobs.

“The Two Mile Inn has been a landmark hotel; located in County Clare; on the main dual carriage way from Limerick City to Shannon International Airport. At the height of its success it proved very popular with business and leisure travellers alike. Unfortunately, it has become another victim of the recession as efforts by the receiver who was appointed in 2008 to sell the Hotel on as a going concern have failed.”

“These job losses are another body blow for this Region which suffered the second largest increase last month in the number of people signing on the Live Register across the Country according to the statistics issued by the CSO. This is a very difficult time for these 15 people and their families who are losing their jobs; and it is particularly difficult during a recession; when it is very hard to secure alternative employment.”

“Now that the Hotel is closing down I do hope that it does not suffer a similar fate to the Ard Ri Hotel in Waterford which has become a derelict site.”

“Finally, I am concerned that now that the Two Mile Inn is closing with the loss of 15 jobs that this is only the tip of the iceberg and that further jobs losses could follow in the Hotel and Tourism Sectors here in the Region. Falling visitor numbers are having a detrimental impact on the Industry and as immediate measure the Government should abolish the ludicrous €10 Air Travel Tax.