Economic Reports

The Restaurants Association of Ireland continues to support the retention of the 9% VAT rate. We have published an economic report with the latest employment statistics, compiled by economist Jim Power.

Click the link below to download the report updated in June 2017:

- RAI National Economic Report – 9% VAT – Job Creation in the Accommodation & Food Services Sector in Ireland (Q4 2016)


A number of economic reports were released in 2013 which outlined key figures and statisical data to back up the reasoning behind the Keep VAT at 9% Campaign.

Links to these reports can be found here:

- Failte Ireland VAT Study

- Irish Tourist Industry Confederation Submission

- RAI Economic Impact of the reduction of the VAT