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# phase four

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# time please
'Off the premises by 11': Concern closing pubs and restaurants early will result in house parties and cancelled staycations
It is understood that 11pm closure is not a hard rule for businesses.
# phase four delayed
Decision to delay pubs reopening will be met with 'fury and despair', publican reps say
Today’s decision based on advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) comes after an increase in cases over recent weeks.
# phase four no more
Phase Four postponed: Pubs to stay closed, five destinations taken off Green List, and masks mandatory in shops from 10 August
“I wish I was in a position to share better news today, but I am not,” Taoiseach Micheál Martin said after Cabinet met.
# phase four
Leo Varadkar says a "very cautious" approach will be taken by Cabinet on the advice of NPHET
Time limits, opening hour restrictions and social distancing rules, are possibilities to be discussed by ministers today.
# phase four
Varadkar hopes pubs can open on 10 August, but 'can't guarantee it at this stage'
Cabinet will meet on Tuesday to discuss the advice from NPHET.
# Covid-19
Harris: 'No indication there is a second wave here, but not pausing Phase Four would be grossly irresponsible'
Ireland is the eighth best country in Europe in relation to Covid-19, says Minister Simon Harris.
# Hospitality
Hoteliers warn that ongoing restriction of indoor gatherings puts thousands of jobs at risk
Hundreds of hotels and wedding venues are struggling to survive the impact of Covid-19.
# phase four
Publicans and politicians slam delayed reopening of pubs as 'harmful' and 'shocking'
The cautious approach by Government to reopening was prompted by an increase in the R number in recent days.
# phase four
Reopening of pubs delayed by three weeks as Government pushes Phase Four back to 10 August
The country will not now move to Phase 4 on 20 July as planned.
# pubs reopening
NPHET concerns cast doubt over reopening of bars as publicans seek clarity
The VFI has said that pubs are in the dark on whether or not they will be able to reopen.
# Covid-19
NPHET concerns throw plans to reopen bars next week into doubt
Under Phase Four, all pubs, bars, hotel bars and casinos are permitted to reopen.
# phase four
'We’re just short of calling for lynchings at airports': TD calls for perspective in Covid-19 coverage
Meanwhile, Minister Simon Coveney said yesterday there were only 16 people on a flight from Dallas about which concerns had been raised.
# Phase Three
Over 100 days on from shutting their doors, just under half of Ireland's pubs are geared up for re-opening
In Dublin, vintners estimate around 50-60% of pubs will re-open from Monday. For the rest of that country, that number is closer to 40%.
# Phase Three
Weddings of 100 people will be possible indoors from 20 July
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar made the announcement this evening.
# Explainer
Explainer: How will pubs and restaurants work when they reopen on 29 June?
Pubs and restaurants serving food are expected to reopen in Phase Three