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#Hospitality

# 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

Fri 6:09 PM 15,538 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 Wed 12:37 PM 46,827 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 128,505 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 154,410 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 47,917 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 20,169 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 28,125 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 52,163 Views 33 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 26,191 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 31,863 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 23,543 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 45,266 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 29,141 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 83,513 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 73,101 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 13,137 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 47,811 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 13,598 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 45,354 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 19,299 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 57,560 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 23,429 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 36,100 Views 128 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 26,943 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 33,940 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 65,325 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 47,351 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 66,711 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 64,349 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 70,838 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 24,711 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 13,003 Views 57 Comments

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

# hospitality - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Poll: Should only fully vaccinated people be allowed to dine indoors?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should only fully vaccinated people be allowed to dine indoors?

Jun 29th 2021, 8:52 AM 67,022 Views 130 Comments

The government looks set to delay the reopening of indoor hospitality until at least 19 July.

# hospitality - Monday 28 June, 2021

Poll: Will a delayed re-opening of the hospitality sector change your summer plans?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will a delayed re-opening of the hospitality sector change your summer plans?

Jun 28th 2021, 10:40 AM 47,133 Views 104 Comments

There are concerns that the Delta variant could lead us to delay our summer reopening of indoor hospitality.

# hospitality - Sunday 27 June, 2021

Business groups demand clarity as Martin says decision on 5 July reopening will be made 'early next week'
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

Business groups demand clarity as Martin says decision on 5 July reopening will be made 'early next week'

Updated Jun 27th 2021, 2:47 PM 46,328 Views 115 Comments

There’s been a focus this week on how the Delta variant could impact the reopening of indoor hospitality.

# hospitality - Monday 7 June, 2021

'Stepping stone to normality': Relief for some, ongoing worries for others as pubs and restaurants open outdoor spaces
# Beer Gardens
# Beer Gardens

'Stepping stone to normality': Relief for some, ongoing worries for others as pubs and restaurants open outdoor spaces

Jun 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 31,608 Views 28 Comments
  • Reporter Hayley Halpin chats to publicans ahead of the reopening of outdoor dining today.
  • Some wet pubs will be reopening for the first time in 15 months.
  • One-metre distance is required between tables for outdoor service and there is no time-limit if this is in place.

# hospitality - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses can reopen from today
# Summer 2021
# Summer 2021

Hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses can reopen from today

Jun 2nd 2021, 6:00 AM 22,664 Views 3 Comments

Indoor dining and leisure facilities at hotels are also permitted to reopen for guests.

# hospitality - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Guidelines for return of hospitality delayed for government sign-off
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

Guidelines for return of hospitality delayed for government sign-off

Updated May 25th 2021, 6:37 PM 58,196 Views 130 Comments

There is no fixed date set for the return of indoor dining but it’s expected to be some time in July.

# hospitality - Monday 24 May, 2021

Trial live events could take place 'in June' but Taoiseach downplays indoor dining in early July
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

Trial live events could take place 'in June' but Taoiseach downplays indoor dining in early July

Updated May 24th 2021, 4:44 PM 54,336 Views 90 Comments
  • Culture Minister Catherine Martin says trial events are being planned 'right across the country'
  • The indoor and outdoor events include a range of music as well as comedy and theatre
  • Government to make 'comprehensive' reopening announcement on Friday
  • Taoiseach suggests indoor dining and drinking may have to wait until mid-July
Poll: Should indoor hospitality reopen in July?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should indoor hospitality reopen in July?

May 24th 2021, 10:05 AM 47,597 Views 74 Comments

The government is expected to make an announcement on Friday about easing more Covid-19 restrictions.

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