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#Hospitality

# hospitality - Friday 25 December, 2020

'2020 is a complete wipeout. But we'll be back': Glimmer of light at the end of the Covid tunnel for those closed all year

'2020 is a complete wipeout. But we'll be back': Glimmer of light at the end of the Covid tunnel for those closed all year

Dec 25th 2020, 7:00 PM 18,531 Views 5 Comments

Businesses that had to shut for most of 2020 are hoping for brighter days ahead in 2021.

# hospitality - Monday 21 December, 2020

'200 persons present, no social distancing': Gardaí continue to detect Covid-19 breaches at licensed premises
# Covid19
# Covid19

'200 persons present, no social distancing': Gardaí continue to detect Covid-19 breaches at licensed premises

Dec 21st 2020, 5:38 PM 73,735 Views 77 Comments

Gardaí in the north west issued the first ‘Immediate Closure Order’ over the weekend.

# hospitality - Saturday 28 November, 2020

'January lockdown' not ruled out but non-essential retail outlets will not cIose
# January
# January

'January lockdown' not ruled out but non-essential retail outlets will not cIose

Nov 28th 2020, 6:15 AM 32,849 Views 17 Comments

The phased reopening of the country ahead of Christmas was announced last night.

# hospitality - Saturday 21 November, 2020

Restaurant sector faces 'total collapse' in January if not allowed to open in December
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

Restaurant sector faces 'total collapse' in January if not allowed to open in December

Nov 21st 2020, 2:29 PM 32,260 Views 61 Comments

The sector has warned it will lose out on 30% of its annual income.

# hospitality - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Publicans say country faces 'two-tier Christmas' if hospitality remains closed following Level 5
# Pubs
# Pubs

Publicans say country faces 'two-tier Christmas' if hospitality remains closed following Level 5

Updated Nov 11th 2020, 1:20 PM 74,863 Views 99 Comments

Once the six-week lockdown is over, it is envisaged that the country will remain at Level 3 until the New Year.

# hospitality - Sunday 1 November, 2020

VAT rate reduction for tourism and hospitality sector kicks in today
# Economy
# Economy

VAT rate reduction for tourism and hospitality sector kicks in today

Nov 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 23,960 Views 32 Comments

The Finance Minister said the change was introduced in recognition of the unprecedented challenges facing particular sectors.

# hospitality - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

VAT reduction for hospitality sector and weekly rebates for businesses closed at Level 3 or higher
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

VAT reduction for hospitality sector and weekly rebates for businesses closed at Level 3 or higher

Oct 13th 2020, 1:37 PM 27,768 Views 16 Comments

Paschal Donohoe announced the various reliefs today.

# hospitality - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Poll: Will you make use of the Stay and Spend Scheme?
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

Poll: Will you make use of the Stay and Spend Scheme?

Oct 1st 2020, 8:35 AM 42,648 Views 79 Comments

The scheme will see an individual be able to claim up to €125 back in tax credits.

Stay and Spend: The scheme to claim tax credits back on food and accommodation spending begins today
# Keep Your Receipts
# Keep Your Receipts

Stay and Spend: The scheme to claim tax credits back on food and accommodation spending begins today

Oct 1st 2020, 7:22 AM 38,071 Views 20 Comments

The scheme will last through the Christmas period and is due to expire at the end of April 2021.

# hospitality - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Pubs and restaurants in Northern Ireland must close at 11pm
# Time Please
# Time Please

Pubs and restaurants in Northern Ireland must close at 11pm

Sep 29th 2020, 11:23 AM 16,571 Views 13 Comments

First Minister Arlene Foster told the Stormont Assembly the measure is being introduced to attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus.

# hospitality - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Taoiseach says hospitality sector was among worst affected by Covid as he launches tax credit scheme
# Stay And Spend
# Stay And Spend

Taoiseach says hospitality sector was among worst affected by Covid as he launches tax credit scheme

Sep 3rd 2020, 2:15 PM 32,457 Views 50 Comments

A new scheme will provide a maximum of €125 in income tax credits to taxpayers who spend up to €625 in the hospitality sector.

# hospitality - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Hoteliers warn that ongoing restriction of indoor gatherings puts thousands of jobs at risk
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

Hoteliers warn that ongoing restriction of indoor gatherings puts thousands of jobs at risk

Jul 16th 2020, 7:11 AM 18,629 Views 31 Comments

Hundreds of hotels and wedding venues are struggling to survive the impact of Covid-19.

# hospitality - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

State should give €200 voucher to every adult in the country to boost domestic tourism, says Sinn Féin
# Staycations
# Staycations

State should give €200 voucher to every adult in the country to boost domestic tourism, says Sinn Féin

Jun 23rd 2020, 2:58 PM 34,191 Views 114 Comments

The scheme would also see every child receiving a voucher worth €100.

# hospitality - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Physically distanced dancing and no menus - how a re-opened hospitality sector might look
# New Service
# New Service

Physically distanced dancing and no menus - how a re-opened hospitality sector might look

Jun 9th 2020, 10:54 AM 55,129 Views 60 Comments

New guidance was published by Fáilte Ireland.

# hospitality - Monday 1 June, 2020

Hotels in Northern Ireland to reopen from 20 July, economy minister says
# Reopening
# Reopening

Hotels in Northern Ireland to reopen from 20 July, economy minister says

Jun 1st 2020, 1:07 PM 16,634 Views 23 Comments

The 20 July date covers guesthouses, guest accommodation, B&Bs, hotels and hostels.

# hospitality - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Publicans say they face 87% reduction in capacity with 2m social distancing
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

Publicans say they face 87% reduction in capacity with 2m social distancing

May 26th 2020, 2:12 PM 17,765 Views 70 Comments

Yesterday the CMO said the two metre social distancing advice is “not a rule” and it will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

# hospitality - Friday 11 October, 2019

Samoans looking for Irish 'scalp' after frustrations with high-tackle bans
# Hospitality
From The42
# Hospitality

Samoans looking for Irish 'scalp' after frustrations with high-tackle bans

Oct 11th 2019, 1:05 AM 6,682 Views 9 Comments

Steve Jackson’s side are missing two players due to suspensions for high shots against Russia.

# hospitality - Friday 18 January, 2019

'Stinks to the high heavens of Fianna Fáil-ism': Fury from hairdressers and restaurants after VAT hike
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

'Stinks to the high heavens of Fianna Fáil-ism': Fury from hairdressers and restaurants after VAT hike

Jan 18th 2019, 12:05 AM 40,926 Views 73 Comments

Budget 2019 reversed a VAT reduction during the recession, but some businesses say it will hit them very hard.

# hospitality - Thursday 3 January, 2019

Poll: Will the hospitality VAT hike make you go to restaurants less?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will the hospitality VAT hike make you go to restaurants less?

Jan 3rd 2019, 8:37 AM 24,331 Views 61 Comments

The 9% VAT rate for hotels, restaurants and hairdressing was increased to 13.5% in last year’s budget.

# hospitality - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

The hospitality VAT hike has kicked in and customers might notice a jump in their morning coffee
# Flat Hike
# Flat Hike

The hospitality VAT hike has kicked in and customers might notice a jump in their morning coffee

Jan 2nd 2019, 4:43 PM 43,126 Views 92 Comments

Hotels, restaurants and hairdressers are among those affected.

# hospitality - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Budget 2019: Winners and Losers
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Budget 2019: Winners and Losers

Oct 9th 2018, 7:30 PM 42,101 Views 61 Comments

There’s good news and bad news….

# hospitality - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

The tourism trade wants to hire asylum seekers to plug skills gaps
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

The tourism trade wants to hire asylum seekers to plug skills gaps

Mar 28th 2018, 3:15 PM 1,466 Views 5 Comments

The hospitality sector has been complaining of growing staff shortages.

# hospitality - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Which county in Ireland has the most pubs per person?
# Way Out West
# Way Out West

Which county in Ireland has the most pubs per person?

Feb 15th 2018, 8:19 AM 105,995 Views 77 Comments

AIB’s Pubs Outlook looked at the state of the Irish pub sector, and predicts further growth in 2018.

# hospitality - Saturday 27 January, 2018

What Irish distilleries need in order to lure whiskey tourists away from the Scots
# Food And Drink
# Food And Drink

What Irish distilleries need in order to lure whiskey tourists away from the Scots

Jan 27th 2018, 5:30 PM 22,360 Views 50 Comments

The industry has set an ambitious target of hitting nearly 2 million visitors.

# hospitality - Thursday 25 January, 2018

What Irish distilleries need in order to lure whiskey tourists away from the Scots
# Slainte
# Slainte

What Irish distilleries need in order to lure whiskey tourists away from the Scots

Jan 25th 2018, 5:55 PM 626 Views 2 Comments

The industry has set an ambitious target of hitting nearly 2 million visitors.

# hospitality - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Dublin's Tivoli Theatre will be knocked for a hotel - once the developer preserves its graffiti
# Tivoli
# Tivoli

Dublin's Tivoli Theatre will be knocked for a hotel - once the developer preserves its graffiti

Jan 18th 2018, 5:23 PM 44,589 Views 26 Comments

The venue’s street art was described as ‘emblematic of 21st century European urban youth culture’.

# hospitality - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

'The notion you can work seven days straight is simply rubbish'
# Dalata
# Dalata

'The notion you can work seven days straight is simply rubbish'

Jan 17th 2018, 6:53 PM 1,108 Views 0 Comments

Dalata’s Pat McCann also talks about why attitude trumps skills any day.

# hospitality - Sunday 7 January, 2018

'I talk all the time - a treat for me is to not speak to anybody for a day'
# Francis Brennan
# Francis Brennan

'I talk all the time - a treat for me is to not speak to anybody for a day'

Jan 7th 2018, 1:00 PM 19,223 Views 20 Comments

Hotelier Francis Brennan talks about his admiration for watches – and celebrity chef Neven Maguire.

# hospitality - Monday 25 December, 2017

'Working Christmas is the norm for me. You just need to find a way to balance work and family life'
# Tourism
From Business ETC
# Tourism

'Working Christmas is the norm for me. You just need to find a way to balance work and family life'

Dec 25th 2017, 6:01 AM 2,610 Views 0 Comments

This hotelier talks about what it’s like to work on Christmas Day.

# hospitality - Thursday 7 December, 2017

'At 22, I borrowed €1.5m to open a pub. I was ballsy then... now I'd be terrified'
# Sober Lane
# Sober Lane

'At 22, I borrowed €1.5m to open a pub. I was ballsy then... now I'd be terrified'

Dec 7th 2017, 2:25 PM 27,130 Views 24 Comments

As part of our How My Business Works series we profile Ernest Cantillon’s Cork businesses.

# hospitality - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

'At 22, I borrowed €1.5m to open a pub. I was ballsy then... now I'd be terrified'
# Hospitality
From Business ETC
# Hospitality

'At 22, I borrowed €1.5m to open a pub. I was ballsy then... now I'd be terrified'

Dec 6th 2017, 5:59 PM 16,294 Views 0 Comments

As part of our How My Business Works series we profile Ernest Cantillon’s Cork businesses.

Surfers are fighting Donald Trump's Clare wall for fear it will wreck the waves
# Building And Property
From Business ETC
# Building And Property

Surfers are fighting Donald Trump's Clare wall for fear it will wreck the waves

Dec 6th 2017, 6:00 AM 352 Views 0 Comments

The US president’s hotel at Doonbeg first applied for the flood defence plan last year.

# hospitality - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Kilkenny's Mount Juliet luxury estate swung back into the black last year
# Hospitality
From Business ETC
# Hospitality

Kilkenny's Mount Juliet luxury estate swung back into the black last year

Dec 5th 2017, 10:49 AM 518 Views 0 Comments

The Thomastown resort bounced back from a near-€2 million loss in 2015.

# hospitality - Monday 4 December, 2017

Poll: Do you think too many hotels are being approved in Dublin?
# Hospitality
From Business ETC
# Hospitality

Poll: Do you think too many hotels are being approved in Dublin?

Dec 4th 2017, 4:24 PM 601 Views 0 Comments

Conservationists believe there’s an ‘over-concentration’ of new short-term accommodation in the city.

# hospitality - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Conservationists say Dublin is suffering from an 'oversaturation' of hotels
# Hospitality
From Business ETC
# Hospitality

Conservationists say Dublin is suffering from an 'oversaturation' of hotels

Nov 30th 2017, 11:05 AM 750 Views 0 Comments

An Taisce made the claim in its objection to an eight-storey proposal at Jervis Street.

# hospitality - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Ireland's boom in US tourists could be about to slow down
# Hospitality
From Business ETC
# Hospitality

Ireland's boom in US tourists could be about to slow down

Nov 29th 2017, 2:20 PM 362 Views 0 Comments

But the weakened UK market may bounce back, according to hotel research firm STR.

# hospitality - Friday 17 November, 2017

A proposal to turn the old Howl at the Moon club into a hotel has been shot down
# Building And Property
From Business ETC
# Building And Property

A proposal to turn the old Howl at the Moon club into a hotel has been shot down

Nov 17th 2017, 10:58 AM 1,134 Views 0 Comments

The firm behind the Dean and the Workman’s Club bought the site for a reported €3.2 million.

# hospitality - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Plans to open a big new hotel and casino in Offaly have been scuppered
# Building And Property
From Business ETC
# Building And Property

Plans to open a big new hotel and casino in Offaly have been scuppered

Nov 16th 2017, 1:24 PM 695 Views 0 Comments

The new development would have been connected to the existing four-star Bridge Hotel.

# hospitality - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Dublin beats the rest of Europe - when it comes to building hotel rooms
# Hospitality
From Business ETC
# Hospitality

Dublin beats the rest of Europe - when it comes to building hotel rooms

Nov 15th 2017, 11:22 AM 623 Views 0 Comments

Thousands of bedrooms are under construction in the Irish capital.

# hospitality - Saturday 11 November, 2017

How a Cork peninsula with poor access and scant facilities plans to win more tourists
# Sheep's Head
# Sheep's Head

How a Cork peninsula with poor access and scant facilities plans to win more tourists

Nov 11th 2017, 10:30 AM 19,481 Views 16 Comments

Sheep’s Head was named a ‘European destination of excellence’ but suffers from low visitor numbers.

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