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#Hospitality

# hospitality - Tuesday 27 September, 2022

VAT is scrapped on newspapers, defibrilators and HRT but will increase for hospitality
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

VAT is scrapped on newspapers, defibrilators and HRT but will increase for hospitality

Sep 27th 2022, 3:37 PM 17,620 Views 9 Comments

VAT is being removed from newspapers, defibrillators and hormone and nicotine replacement therapies.

# hospitality - Monday 22 August, 2022

Hostel beds cost hundreds as accommodation prices spike during Garth Brooks gigs
# Unanswered Prayers
# Unanswered Prayers

Hostel beds cost hundreds as accommodation prices spike during Garth Brooks gigs

Aug 22nd 2022, 6:29 PM 32,319 Views 38 Comments

Not going down ’til the Sun comes up might be the only affordable option when Garth comes to town.

# hospitality - Thursday 11 August, 2022

Four food businesses issued closure orders last month
# Closure Orders
# Closure Orders

Four food businesses issued closure orders last month

Aug 11th 2022, 12:33 PM 52,309 Views 9 Comments

The FSAI detailed the reasons for the closures in individual reports.

# hospitality - Thursday 9 June, 2022

Push to recruit events staff as industry tries to keep up with post-Covid demand
# Culture
# Culture

Push to recruit events staff as industry tries to keep up with post-Covid demand

Jun 9th 2022, 6:00 AM 10,919 Views 10 Comments

Last weekend, some event attendees reported lengthy waits in queues for food or drink.

# hospitality - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Legislation that allows drinking outside pubs and restaurants extended to November
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

Legislation that allows drinking outside pubs and restaurants extended to November

May 17th 2022, 8:00 AM 13,907 Views 14 Comments

The legislation was first introduced to help the hospitality sector during Covid.

# hospitality - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

Reduced 9% VAT rate for hospitality sector to be extended until February 2023
# Covid Supports
# Covid Supports

Reduced 9% VAT rate for hospitality sector to be extended until February 2023

May 10th 2022, 12:08 PM 19,793 Views 33 Comments

The special 9% rate for the hospitality sector was introduced in 2020 in a bid to lessen the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

# hospitality - Sunday 10 April, 2022

Covid blamed for delays to plan promising Irish nightlife revival
# Night-time Economy
# Night-time Economy

Covid blamed for delays to plan promising Irish nightlife revival

Apr 10th 2022, 11:54 AM 22,169 Views 18 Comments

The spread of Covid-19 last December is being blamed for the delay.

# hospitality - Sunday 13 February, 2022

Labour expert says Fáilte Ireland claim about 40,000 job vacancies in tourism sector 'overblown'
# Recruitment Crisis
# Recruitment Crisis

Labour expert says Fáilte Ireland claim about 40,000 job vacancies in tourism sector 'overblown'

Feb 13th 2022, 7:00 AM 18,668 Views 15 Comments

The tourism authority said this week that there is a recruitment crisis in the sector.

# hospitality - Friday 21 January, 2022

'A monumental day': Delight as hospitality curfew to end after 678 days of full and partial closure
# Reopening
# Reopening

'A monumental day': Delight as hospitality curfew to end after 678 days of full and partial closure

Jan 21st 2022, 6:09 PM 15,629 Views 9 Comments

Martin announced the news this evening.

# hospitality - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

Publicans will 'make every effort' to provide later opening this weekend if given go-ahead
# Measures
# Measures

Publicans will 'make every effort' to provide later opening this weekend if given go-ahead

Updated Jan 19th 2022, 12:37 PM 47,024 Views 54 Comments

The National Public Health Emergency Team is due to issue its latest guidance to government tomorrow.

# hospitality - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Govt advised to scrap confirmatory PCR tests for those with positive antigens
# Covid Rules
# Covid Rules

Govt advised to scrap confirmatory PCR tests for those with positive antigens

Updated Jan 11th 2022, 10:08 PM 129,222 Views 160 Comments

Changes in Covid isolation rules to be discussed by Cabinet tomorrow.

# hospitality - Friday 17 December, 2021

Pubs and restaurants will have to close at 8pm under new Covid restrictions
# Omicron
# Omicron

Pubs and restaurants will have to close at 8pm under new Covid restrictions

Updated Dec 17th 2021, 7:00 PM 154,695 Views 313 Comments
  • Pubs and restaurants will have to close at 8pm from Monday until 30 January
  • The number of people attending sporting and live events will be capped at 50% capacity
  • A maximum of 100 people can attend wedding receptions, which must end at midnight

# hospitality - Thursday 2 December, 2021

'We've had 3,400 cancellations in 3 weeks': Restaurants say Christmas trade has been 'decimated'
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

'We've had 3,400 cancellations in 3 weeks': Restaurants say Christmas trade has been 'decimated'

Dec 2nd 2021, 4:00 PM 48,025 Views 37 Comments

Businesses have called for cuts to the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme to be reversed amid mass cancellations over Covid fears.

Varadkar says hospitality sector is 'taking a hit for the team' as he pledges continued supports
# Christmas Cancellations
# Christmas Cancellations

Varadkar says hospitality sector is 'taking a hit for the team' as he pledges continued supports

Dec 2nd 2021, 2:33 PM 20,270 Views 20 Comments

Varadkar said a decision on financial supports will be made in the coming days.

# hospitality - Monday 22 November, 2021

PUP and EWSS Covid supports discussed at Cabinet Sub Committee - but no change made
# Economic Recovery
# Economic Recovery

PUP and EWSS Covid supports discussed at Cabinet Sub Committee - but no change made

Updated Nov 22nd 2021, 9:21 PM 28,168 Views 33 Comments

Bars, restaurants and nightclubs had only recently seen restrictions start to relax.

# hospitality - Thursday 18 November, 2021

Department clarifies that hotel bars must close at midnight - even for wedding guests
# Last Orders
# Last Orders

Department clarifies that hotel bars must close at midnight - even for wedding guests

Nov 18th 2021, 3:20 PM 52,397 Views 34 Comments

All activities associated with bars must cease at midnight, a spokesperson said.

# hospitality - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Hospitality reps: Government supports needed to save the sector as Christmas trade hit
# Christmas Cracked
# Christmas Cracked

Hospitality reps: Government supports needed to save the sector as Christmas trade hit

Updated Nov 16th 2021, 6:43 PM 26,201 Views 52 Comments

One business owner said that they have lost more than a dozen Christmas parties as restrictions loom.

# hospitality - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Hospitality industry collectively call for 'stronger sanctions' against businesses that flout rules
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Hospitality industry collectively call for 'stronger sanctions' against businesses that flout rules

Updated Nov 9th 2021, 3:50 PM 31,938 Views 78 Comments
  • The head of the restaurants association has said the hospitality sector shouldn't be used as a “scapegoat” for rising case numbers.
  • It follows data showing that just over a third of customers were asked for their Covid certs in restaurants in October, Christina Finn writes.

# hospitality - Sunday 24 October, 2021

Pubs will not need to use ticketing system for seated performances, department confirms
# Nightclubs
# Nightclubs

Pubs will not need to use ticketing system for seated performances, department confirms

Updated Oct 24th 2021, 4:44 PM 23,564 Views 27 Comments

All nightclub events must be ticketed from next week, but bars and pubs with live music are exempted if people are seated.

# hospitality - Friday 22 October, 2021

'Total betrayal': Hospitality stakeholders unhappy tickets required for nightclub access
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'Total betrayal': Hospitality stakeholders unhappy tickets required for nightclub access

Oct 22nd 2021, 8:31 PM 45,319 Views 62 Comments

Newly published guidelines state anyone attending a nightclub will need to have purchased a ticket.

Updated hospitality guidelines: Maskless dancing and tickets to access nightclubs
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Updated hospitality guidelines: Maskless dancing and tickets to access nightclubs

Oct 22nd 2021, 6:34 PM 29,194 Views 52 Comments

Ticketing requirement will take effect from next week and will not impact on venues opening this weekend.

# hospitality - Thursday 21 October, 2021

The return of the bar: The raft of new measures for hospitality have been revealed
# Guidelines
# Guidelines

The return of the bar: The raft of new measures for hospitality have been revealed

Updated Oct 21st 2021, 9:48 PM 83,596 Views 93 Comments
  • Guidance was published in full this evening.
  • Minister Catherine Martin said people will be able to queue at the bar once social distancing is observed.
  • The 11.30 pm closing time for hospitality is to be scrapped.
Poll: Would you walk out of a pub or restaurant if they didn't check your Covid cert on entry?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you walk out of a pub or restaurant if they didn't check your Covid cert on entry?

Oct 21st 2021, 8:14 AM 73,207 Views 159 Comments

Covid-19 Digital Certificates will still be required for indoor hospitality from tomorrow.

# hospitality - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Hospitality industry 'not an attractive sector' for returning workers, Oireachtas committee hears
# Rock Bottom
# Rock Bottom

Hospitality industry 'not an attractive sector' for returning workers, Oireachtas committee hears

Oct 13th 2021, 5:29 PM 13,270 Views 18 Comments

The Oireachtas committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media discussed the issue today.

# hospitality - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Nightclubs seeking guarantee they'll be at 100% capacity for the big reopening
# 22 October
# 22 October

Nightclubs seeking guarantee they'll be at 100% capacity for the big reopening

Oct 5th 2021, 12:02 AM 47,954 Views 19 Comments
  • The October bank holiday weekend is set to see nightclubs reopen for the first time in 19 months.
  • Last week, a pilot event had a 60% capacity crowd but restrictions are set to lift in two weeks.
  • Promoters have said now is the time for the government to confirm that this will happen.

# hospitality - Friday 6 August, 2021

Events and hospitality reps welcome new guidelines, but question Government communication
# Live Music
# Live Music

Events and hospitality reps welcome new guidelines, but question Government communication

Aug 6th 2021, 5:36 PM 13,617 Views 21 Comments

“We were told that there would be no further restrictions lifted until September.”

Live music allowed in outdoor settings under updated hospitality guidelines
# New Rules
# New Rules

Live music allowed in outdoor settings under updated hospitality guidelines

Aug 6th 2021, 11:29 AM 45,476 Views 108 Comments
  • The update comes after advice from the Attorney General, Órla Ryan reports
  • The latest update comes amid controversy over an event organised by former minister Katherine Zappone
  • Weddings fall under a different regulation and have an upper limit of 100 guests

# hospitality - Thursday 5 August, 2021

Roadmap to easing hospitality restrictions ‘to be drawn up’
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Roadmap to easing hospitality restrictions ‘to be drawn up’

Aug 5th 2021, 7:59 AM 19,314 Views 22 Comments

Government officials and representatives from the hospitality industry had a “robust and engaging conversation”.

# hospitality - Monday 26 July, 2021

Indoor dining set to reopen after some late-night changes to regulations
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Indoor dining set to reopen after some late-night changes to regulations

Updated Jul 26th 2021, 9:27 AM 57,655 Views 120 Comments

Outdoor dining recommenced last month but many businesses didn’t have capacity to open.

# hospitality - Sunday 25 July, 2021

Regulations to put indoor dining reopening on a legal footing to be published today
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Regulations to put indoor dining reopening on a legal footing to be published today

Jul 25th 2021, 10:42 AM 23,449 Views 98 Comments

Failte Ireland’s guidelines for pubs and restaurants were published yesterday.

# hospitality - Friday 23 July, 2021

Hospitality owners report online abuse and false bookings by Digital Covid Cert critics
# Open Doors
# Open Doors

Hospitality owners report online abuse and false bookings by Digital Covid Cert critics

Jul 23rd 2021, 3:36 PM 36,165 Views 127 Comments
  • One restaurateur said he had received a message saying: “You’ll get what you deserve", Aoife Barry reports.
  • Some pubs have been reporting receiving abusive phone calls and social media abuse.
  • Telegram users have been encouraging each other to make bookings but leave when asked for their cert.

# hospitality - Friday 16 July, 2021

Taoiseach says Ireland's reopening has been 'slowest in Europe, wisely so'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach says Ireland's reopening has been 'slowest in Europe, wisely so'

Jul 16th 2021, 5:08 PM 26,971 Views 53 Comments

Micheál Martin was speaking as 1,200 cases of Covid-19 are expected to be confirmed today.

# hospitality - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Government aims to reopen indoor hospitality on 26 July
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Government aims to reopen indoor hospitality on 26 July

Updated Jul 15th 2021, 4:34 PM 33,995 Views 95 Comments

‘There is a need for personal responsibility, we need to trust people as well,’ said Micheál Martin.

Government wins vote on indoor dining laws labelled as 'discriminatory' by opposition TDs
# Covid Pass
# Covid Pass

Government wins vote on indoor dining laws labelled as 'discriminatory' by opposition TDs

Jul 15th 2021, 8:09 AM 65,414 Views 197 Comments

12 government members were not present for the vote.

# hospitality - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

People will have to 'buy into' compliance with new indoor dining rules, Taoiseach says
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

People will have to 'buy into' compliance with new indoor dining rules, Taoiseach says

Updated Jul 13th 2021, 9:34 AM 47,394 Views 147 Comments

Opposition parties will also be briefed on the plans, which they have described as discriminatory.

# hospitality - Monday 12 July, 2021

Cabinet approves legislation for phased reopening of indoor dining
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Cabinet approves legislation for phased reopening of indoor dining

Updated Jul 12th 2021, 7:40 PM 66,771 Views 122 Comments
  • The legislation will go before the Oireachtas in the coming days
  • Under 18s will be permitted indoors once accompanied by a vaccinated or recovered guardian
  • Venues will still have to comply with social distancing measures

# hospitality - Monday 5 July, 2021

'Number of options' to get indoor dining reopened under discussion
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

'Number of options' to get indoor dining reopened under discussion

Updated Jul 5th 2021, 6:00 PM 64,389 Views 159 Comments

The industry met with government representatives today for talks on the reopening of hospitality.

# hospitality - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

NPHET modelling 'didn't account for AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines being made available to all age groups'
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

NPHET modelling 'didn't account for AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines being made available to all age groups'

Updated Jun 30th 2021, 5:21 PM 70,885 Views 150 Comments

NPHET has recommended that only vaccinated people should be allowed to dine indoors or enjoy any indoor activity.

Reopening: What could a vaccine pass for dining indoors at pubs and restaurants look like?
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

Reopening: What could a vaccine pass for dining indoors at pubs and restaurants look like?

Jun 30th 2021, 1:45 PM 24,733 Views 106 Comments

The government is to consider adapting the EU’s international travel cert for use in indoor dining.

Hospitality representatives to meet government ministers today amid anger over delayed reopening
# Showdown
# Showdown

Hospitality representatives to meet government ministers today amid anger over delayed reopening

Jun 30th 2021, 7:53 AM 13,038 Views 57 Comments

The industry has reacted furiously to the postponed return of indoor dining.

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