(Bloomberg) -- A Dublin pub is offering customers 20% off their food bill one day a week as it turns the heating down amid rising fuel costs.
“We are turning the heat down,” Doyle’s Corner, a pub in the city’s northside, posted on its social media channels. “Chill with us every Tuesday in October. Bring your coat and get 20% off food bill.”
The promotion comes as businesses and households face soaring energy bills as the cost of fuel rises. Irish gas and electricity providers have raised their rates by as much as 49% for October, according to comparison website bonkers.ie.
The Irish government on Tuesday announced a €1.25 billion ($1.2 billion) Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme enabling businesses to claim up to €10,000 per month to offset higher energy bills.
Read more: Irish Firms, Households Get Energy Help in €11 Billion Budget
European Union energy ministers meeting in Brussels Friday backed an initial package of measures to tame the gas crisis, including a power-demand reduction goal and a profit grab from energy companies.
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