A campaign poster calling for the retention of the 9% VAT rate for the hospitality sector is displayed in a Dublin city centre cafe ahead of Ireland's budget later this month, October 4, 2013. ... more 
A campaign poster calling for the retention of the 9% VAT rate for the hospitality sector is displayed in a Dublin city centre cafe ahead of Ireland's budget later this month, October 4, 2013. Reducing sales tax for Irish hotels, restaurants and other tourist businesses has paid dividends, a fact the country's finance minister was reminded of upon checking into his hotel room for a party conference last month. The initiative created over 15,000 jobs in two years and helped visitors to Ireland rise by over six percent this year, the minister and other members of his Fine Gael party were told in carefully-placed pamphlets by the Irish Hoteliers Federation. But with a seventh round of austerity in five years on the way in the upcoming budget, it is unsure if there is cash for an extension. Picture taken October 4, 2013. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton (IRELAND - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS TRAVEL) less 
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