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# Hospitality

This year
2024
The Irish hotel: From the foundation of the GAA to a battleground in Ireland's refugee crisis
Poll: Are you eating out less?
Last year
2023
New on-the-spot fines for businesses that breach rules on giving tips to staff to be introduced
Hotels must do the 'right thing’ with accommodation prices for Taylor Swift gigs, says minister
No restaurant street furniture fees for another year as regulations extended
Tourism reps say increasing reduced 9% VAT rate for sector will be 'extremely detrimental'
All time
VAT is scrapped on newspapers, defibrilators and HRT but will increase for hospitality
Hostel beds cost hundreds as accommodation prices spike during Garth Brooks gigs
Four food businesses issued closure orders last month
Push to recruit events staff as industry tries to keep up with post-Covid demand
Legislation that allows drinking outside pubs and restaurants extended to November
Reduced 9% VAT rate for hospitality sector to be extended until February 2023
Covid blamed for delays to plan promising Irish nightlife revival
Labour expert says Fáilte Ireland claim about 40,000 job vacancies in tourism sector 'overblown'
'A monumental day': Delight as hospitality curfew to end after 678 days of full and partial closure
Publicans will 'make every effort' to provide later opening this weekend if given go-ahead
Govt advised to scrap confirmatory PCR tests for those with positive antigens
Pubs and restaurants will have to close at 8pm under new Covid restrictions
'We've had 3,400 cancellations in 3 weeks': Restaurants say Christmas trade has been 'decimated'
Varadkar says hospitality sector is 'taking a hit for the team' as he pledges continued supports
PUP and EWSS Covid supports discussed at Cabinet Sub Committee - but no change made
Department clarifies that hotel bars must close at midnight - even for wedding guests
Hospitality reps: Government supports needed to save the sector as Christmas trade hit
Hospitality industry collectively call for 'stronger sanctions' against businesses that flout rules
Pubs will not need to use ticketing system for seated performances, department confirms
'Total betrayal': Hospitality stakeholders unhappy tickets required for nightclub access
Updated hospitality guidelines: Maskless dancing and tickets to access nightclubs
The return of the bar: The raft of new measures for hospitality have been revealed
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?
Hospitality industry 'not an attractive sector' for returning workers, Oireachtas committee hears
Nightclubs seeking guarantee they'll be at 100% capacity for the big reopening
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.
Events and hospitality reps welcome new guidelines, but question Government communication
Live music allowed in outdoor settings under updated hospitality guidelines
Roadmap to easing hospitality restrictions ‘to be drawn up’
Indoor dining set to reopen after some late-night changes to regulations
Regulations to put indoor dining reopening on a legal footing to be published today
Hospitality owners report online abuse and false bookings by Digital Covid Cert critics
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.
Taoiseach says Ireland's reopening has been 'slowest in Europe, wisely so'
Government aims to reopen indoor hospitality on 26 July
Government wins vote on indoor dining laws labelled as 'discriminatory' by opposition TDs