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# pubs - Monday 7 June, 2021

'It's been emotional': Publicans welcome customers back for outdoor service
# Reopening
# Reopening

'It's been emotional': Publicans welcome customers back for outdoor service

Mon 7:42 PM 39,003 Views 21 Comments

The sun was shining as some opened their doors for the first time in 15 months.

'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

Mon 12:05 AM 30,751 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.

# pubs - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Varadkar confirms pub and restaurant rules around time limits will be reviewed in a 'few weeks'
# Summer Review
# Summer Review

Varadkar confirms pub and restaurant rules around time limits will be reviewed in a 'few weeks'

May 27th 2021, 2:39 PM 25,052 Views 22 Comments

There was fury from TDs both inside and outside government over the new rules.

# pubs - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

New pub and restaurant rules 'savaged' by TDs as Tánaiste indicates further changes into the summer
# 105 Minutes
# 105 Minutes

New pub and restaurant rules 'savaged' by TDs as Tánaiste indicates further changes into the summer

Updated May 26th 2021, 7:46 PM 83,241 Views 73 Comments

A 105-minute time limit will be in place for indoor dining where there is social distancing of one-metre.

# pubs - 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 57,150 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.

# pubs - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Pubs challenge government to open indoor hospitality by 1 July
# Reopening
# Reopening

Pubs challenge government to open indoor hospitality by 1 July

May 23rd 2021, 12:07 PM 42,933 Views 85 Comments

The government is expected to lay out plans for the next stage of easing restrictions this week.

# pubs - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

'No time limits' for beer gardens says Varadkar as Dublin's Merrion Row gets summer on-street dining
# The Big Reopening
# The Big Reopening

'No time limits' for beer gardens says Varadkar as Dublin's Merrion Row gets summer on-street dining

Updated May 19th 2021, 6:12 PM 58,173 Views 41 Comments

Varadkar said he hopes that indoor dining could return in “early July”.

# pubs - Monday 12 April, 2021

Back to the gym, pub, and shops as restrictions ease across the UK
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Back to the gym, pub, and shops as restrictions ease across the UK

Updated Apr 12th 2021, 1:50 PM 38,644 Views 58 Comments

There are variations in the way each part of the UK is easing restrictions today.

# pubs - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Taoiseach fails to give clarity to publicans on whether €9 meal rule will be scrapped for Summer 2021
# Reopening Plans
# Reopening Plans

Taoiseach fails to give clarity to publicans on whether €9 meal rule will be scrapped for Summer 2021

Updated Mar 23rd 2021, 5:57 PM 60,879 Views 95 Comments

The LVA also wants an end to the distinction between ‘wet’ pubs and venues serving food.

Poll: Should the €9 meal rule be scrapped when pubs reopen?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the €9 meal rule be scrapped when pubs reopen?

Mar 23rd 2021, 8:22 AM 59,802 Views 72 Comments

Publicans are calling for guarantees that the rule won’t be a feature once a wider reopening of society begins.

# pubs - Friday 12 March, 2021

'My face turned white. And here we are, a year on': The workers still waiting to go back, 12 months later
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'My face turned white. And here we are, a year on': The workers still waiting to go back, 12 months later

Mar 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 50,942 Views 34 Comments
  • It's been a year since the Taoiseach's speech from Washington
  • Pubs shut a few days later, and many have remained closed for the past 12 months
  • Workers in the most affected industries are hoping for brighter days ahead, but are realistic about short-term prospects

# pubs - Monday 22 February, 2021

Poll: Is it a good idea to extend pub and club opening hours?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is it a good idea to extend pub and club opening hours?

Feb 22nd 2021, 10:29 AM 69,677 Views 92 Comments

The justice minister has said some of the current rules are decades old and need to be modernised.

# pubs - Sunday 21 February, 2021

Longer opening hours for nightclubs and changes to alcohol licensing under plan by Justice Minister
# Nightlife
# Nightlife

Longer opening hours for nightclubs and changes to alcohol licensing under plan by Justice Minister

Feb 21st 2021, 2:45 PM 72,375 Views 143 Comments

Minister Helen McEntee is set to unveil the plans later this week.

Hospitality workers disappointed by mid-summer reopening, industry warns
# Let Down
# Let Down

Hospitality workers disappointed by mid-summer reopening, industry warns

Feb 21st 2021, 12:08 PM 28,143 Views 61 Comments

The Irish Hotels Federation say a closure until mid-summer would significantly impact the tourism industry.

# pubs - Friday 12 February, 2021

Government drive to 'upskill and reskill' people in the hospitality sector
# Shuttered
# Shuttered

Government drive to 'upskill and reskill' people in the hospitality sector

Feb 12th 2021, 9:26 AM 25,612 Views 33 Comments

Minister Simon Harris said Covid-19 has had a “devastating” effect on the sector.

# pubs - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

'Forget about takeaway pints': Taoiseach hits out at selling drink on streets – but no ban
# Take Away Takeaway
# Take Away Takeaway

'Forget about takeaway pints': Taoiseach hits out at selling drink on streets – but no ban

Jan 6th 2021, 6:03 PM 80,596 Views 74 Comments

Licensing laws do not prohibit takeaway alcohol being sold.

# pubs - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Restaurants and pubs to close from 3pm as new Covid-19 restrictions kick in
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Restaurants and pubs to close from 3pm as new Covid-19 restrictions kick in

Dec 24th 2020, 2:06 PM 27,638 Views 54 Comments

It is not clear when these businesses will be able to reopen.

# pubs - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Pub and restaurants expected to close their doors on 30 Dec, while inter-county travel set to continue until 6 January
# Post-Christmas
# Post-Christmas

Pub and restaurants expected to close their doors on 30 Dec, while inter-county travel set to continue until 6 January

Dec 19th 2020, 12:21 AM 98,787 Views 133 Comments

Cabinet will meet on Tuesday to sign off on new post-Christmas restrictions.

# pubs - Monday 7 December, 2020

Government makes plea against restaurant 'no shows' and customers staying longer 'buying rounds'
# Bookings
# Bookings

Government makes plea against restaurant 'no shows' and customers staying longer 'buying rounds'

Dec 7th 2020, 12:21 PM 41,556 Views 36 Comments

Government official Liz Canavan said today that pubs and restaurants “had a good weekend”.

# pubs - Friday 4 December, 2020

Quiz: Where are these pubs located?
# Let's Get Quizzical
# Let's Get Quizzical

Quiz: Where are these pubs located?

Dec 4th 2020, 9:30 PM 54,991 Views 44 Comments

Test your knowledge of pubs from a whole host of counties.

Poll: Do you plan on going to a restaurant/gastropub this weekend?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you plan on going to a restaurant/gastropub this weekend?

Dec 4th 2020, 7:51 AM 47,672 Views 87 Comments

Restaurants and gastropubs are allowed to reopen from today.

# pubs - Friday 27 November, 2020

Taoiseach says 'strong evidence' that reopening wet pubs would mean 'far higher numbers far faster'
# Zero Pubs Of Christmas
# Zero Pubs Of Christmas

Taoiseach says 'strong evidence' that reopening wet pubs would mean 'far higher numbers far faster'

Updated Nov 27th 2020, 8:59 PM 52,703 Views 162 Comments

Restaurants will be allowed reopen from next Friday.

Cabinet to meet this afternoon to finalise details of Covid-19 restrictions for Christmas
# Level Five
# Level Five

Cabinet to meet this afternoon to finalise details of Covid-19 restrictions for Christmas

Updated Nov 27th 2020, 12:10 PM 50,172 Views 78 Comments
  • Retailers, gyms and hairdressers are expected to reopen on Tuesday.
  • Cabinet is to decide on when household restrictions will be relaxed this afternoon.
  • A nationwide address by the Taoiseach on the new rules is expected this evening.

# pubs - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Health minister says large crowds drinking alcohol outside has 'taken off at scale' the last number of days
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Health minister says large crowds drinking alcohol outside has 'taken off at scale' the last number of days

Updated Nov 17th 2020, 6:00 PM 69,308 Views 129 Comments

Cabinet abandoned plans to introduce fines for drinking takeaway pints outside today.

# pubs - Monday 16 November, 2020

'We have to get the doors open before Christmas': Retailers and pubs call for clarity on re-opening
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'We have to get the doors open before Christmas': Retailers and pubs call for clarity on re-opening

Nov 16th 2020, 1:30 PM 25,601 Views 29 Comments

The Vintners Federation of Ireland said outdoor-only service is “useless” for many pubs.

# pubs - 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 74,906 Views 100 Comments

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

# pubs - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Takeaway beers allowed in England after government U-turn on lockdown rules
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Takeaway beers allowed in England after government U-turn on lockdown rules

Nov 4th 2020, 9:01 AM 32,265 Views 17 Comments

New rules state drinks must be pre-ordered online or by phone.

# pubs - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Pubs and restaurants face Christmas uncertainty due to restrictions
# Christmas Drinks
# Christmas Drinks

Pubs and restaurants face Christmas uncertainty due to restrictions

Oct 20th 2020, 5:46 PM 32,465 Views 69 Comments

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

# pubs - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Supports in Budget will bring 'some degree of confidence' to publicans, Vintners Federation says
# Pubs
# Pubs

Supports in Budget will bring 'some degree of confidence' to publicans, Vintners Federation says

Oct 13th 2020, 4:30 PM 16,649 Views 5 Comments

Paschal Donohoe announced the various reliefs for the hospitality sector today.

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 27,850 Views 16 Comments

Paschal Donohoe announced the various reliefs today.

# pubs - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Support package worth millions for live gigs and music industry to form part of Budget
# Live Performances
# Live Performances

Support package worth millions for live gigs and music industry to form part of Budget

Oct 10th 2020, 6:30 AM 17,139 Views 92 Comments

Live music venues, big and small, will be able to apply for a minimum of €10,000 under the scheme,

# pubs - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Pubs' legal action against FBD insurance over Covid-19 cover begins
# Insurance
# Insurance

Pubs' legal action against FBD insurance over Covid-19 cover begins

Oct 6th 2020, 5:00 PM 22,906 Views 0 Comments

In what are seen as important test cases lawyers representing four publicans have brought cases challenging FBD Insurance Plc’s refusal to indemnify them.

# pubs - 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 16,591 Views 13 Comments

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

# pubs - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Contact tracers to begin asking community transmission cases about visits to pubs and restaurants
# Community Transmission
# Community Transmission

Contact tracers to begin asking community transmission cases about visits to pubs and restaurants

Sep 23rd 2020, 9:19 PM 51,188 Views 56 Comments

Currently around one in four cases are identified as community transmission.

Gardaí say a further 15 pubs found to be in potential breach of Covid-19 restrictions
# Operation Navigation
# Operation Navigation

Gardaí say a further 15 pubs found to be in potential breach of Covid-19 restrictions

Sep 23rd 2020, 8:15 PM 32,696 Views 22 Comments

Gardaí also conducted 500 checkpoints in and around Dublin last weekend as part of Operation Fanacht.

# pubs - Monday 21 September, 2020

'We've been going for 188 years, we've been through it all': Pubs promise to prioritise safety on the big reopening day
# Pubs
# Pubs

'We've been going for 188 years, we've been through it all': Pubs promise to prioritise safety on the big reopening day

Updated Sep 21st 2020, 1:28 PM 49,058 Views 57 Comments

So-called ‘wet pubs’ in Dublin will have to wait at least another three weeks to reopen.

Reduce your close contacts by half over the next week, say Dr Ronan Glynn and Philip Nolan
# Dublin
# Dublin

Reduce your close contacts by half over the next week, say Dr Ronan Glynn and Philip Nolan

Updated Sep 21st 2020, 11:48 AM 44,286 Views 115 Comments

Senior civil servant Liz Canavan said that counties Louth, Waterford, Limerick, Kildare, Donegal Leitrim and Offaly have shown “concerning trends”.

# pubs - Friday 18 September, 2020

'There's no way I'm closing': Dublin pubs and restaurants say another closure would cost thousands
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

'There's no way I'm closing': Dublin pubs and restaurants say another closure would cost thousands

Sep 18th 2020, 2:33 PM 91,216 Views 89 Comments

Pubs and restaurants have condemned the mixed messaging from the government.

Pubs and restaurants expected to close, but the data around Covid outbreaks paints a complex picture
# Dublin
# Dublin

Pubs and restaurants expected to close, but the data around Covid outbreaks paints a complex picture

Sep 18th 2020, 11:35 AM 124,974 Views 97 Comments

The industry has said that few cases are linked to pubs and restaurants but international studies suggest dining out could be a factor in the spread of the disease.

# pubs - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Varadkar: 'If public health teams recommend that a meat plant should close, it should close. Full stop'
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Varadkar: 'If public health teams recommend that a meat plant should close, it should close. Full stop'

Sep 17th 2020, 2:24 PM 30,029 Views 52 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said meat barons are playing with people’s lives.

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