Finger posts and temproary signange, of which Kilkenny seems to have a considerable amount, will now have its licensing fee reduced from awhopping €650 to just €50.
Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan has announced the reduction which will come in to effect shortly.
“My Department is continually considering ways of streamlining the planning framework by removing unnecessary regulatory burden” said Minister Hogan, adding “the current economic situation has placed small businesses in a precarious situation, with every euro counting more so than ever, and with this in mind, the new Planning and Development (Amendment)(No.2) Regulations 2011, which will be signed shortly, will include a reduction in the licence fee for all fingerpost signs from €630 to €50”.
“I am pleased to be in a position to signal this small but nonetheless very important new regulation which will hopefully have a knock-on effect for the tourism industry in Kilkenny. In the current economic climate we need to reduce costs to providers who in turn can pass on the reduction in costs to the end user – our tourists,” said the Carlow/Kilkenny TD.