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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Indoor dining

All time
# covid restrictions
FactCheck: Is Ireland one of the only countries in Europe without indoor dining?
The claim was first made last Friday. The Journal FactCheck finds it to be true.
AS IT HAPPENED
Taoiseach confirms delay to reopening of indoor hospitality
The reopening of indoor hospitality has been pushed back following advice from NPHET.
# remain outdoors
'A hammer-blow': Hospitality sector lashes out at last-minute decision to delay reopening of indoor dining
The hospitality sector is not happy.
# Your Say
Poll: Should only fully vaccinated people be allowed to dine indoors?
The government looks set to delay the reopening of indoor hospitality until at least 19 July.
# food chain
'It's soul-destroying': Last minute decision on indoor dining leaves hospitality on tenterhooks
From wasted food to cancelled bookings, an extension of restrictions could mean large losses for pubs and restaurants.
# Hospitality
Business groups demand clarity as Martin says decision on 5 July reopening will be made 'early next week'
There’s been a focus this week on how the Delta variant could impact the reopening of indoor hospitality.
# northern hospitality
Restrictions have relaxed in the North today - with pubs and restaurants opening for indoor service
Tourism accommodation opens and indoor dining will resume in the North today.
From today, a maximum of six people can sit together inside pubs, cafes and restaurants.
Belfast's Grand Central Hotel general manager Stephen Meldrum said there has been "a marginal increase" in bookings over the last four weeks.
# reopening
Pubs challenge government to open indoor hospitality by 1 July
The government is expected to lay out plans for the next stage of easing restrictions this week.