The reduction in the rate of VAT applicable to a range of goods and services has been warmly welcomed by the tourism industry. It is gratifying to see that businesses in Glengarriff are immediately adjusting prices downward to account for the change in the rate from 13.5% to 9%. As the Minister pointed out in a recent radio interview its important that any such concessions are responded to positively by the industry to strenghten the case for further badly needed changes. Contacting www.glengarriff.ie the following establishments all have reduced prices on meals by the approximate amount—The Rainbow Restaurant, Dream Ireland Holidays, The Spinning Wheel, Cottage Bar and Caseys Hotel. If any other establishments have implemented the decrease please contact us and we will be glad to publicise the fact.