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# pubs - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Government releases evidence it relied on to justify delaying the reopening of pubs

The VFI called for the evidence linking Covid-19 spikes to pubs reopening to be published.

# pubs - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

The Explainer: Why is Ireland delaying the reopening of pubs again?

Why was the decision made, and what sort of risks were being balanced? That’s what we’re looking at in this week’s podcast.

Health Minister says there is 'international evidence' that reopening the pubs would see cases increase

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has also said there is not guarantee that pubs will reopen this year.

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Poll: Do you agree with the latest measures taken by government to curb the spread of Covid-19?

The Taoiseach said yesterday he had “enormous sympathy” for the plight of publicans.

'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.

# pubs - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Restaurants and pubs serving food will have to close at 11pm from Monday, Taoiseach says

The government has decided against allowing pubs that don’t serve food to reopen on 10 August.

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 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.

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.

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Poll: Should all pubs be allowed to reopen on 10 August?

NPHET is to deliver its advice on the matter to the government today.

# pubs - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Health Minister says random testing at airports is to be introduced

Stephen Donnelly refused to be drawn on the impending decision on whether to allow pubs to reopen.

# pubs - Thursday 30 July, 2020

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.

# pubs - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Gardaí find 22 more pubs in potential breach of Covid-19 restrictions

Files in relation to these cases have been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

# pubs - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

At least 2,450 jobs lost in Dublin pub sector since March, publican reps say

The LVA has indicated there may also be further significant job losses ahead.

# pubs - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Operation Navigation: Another 20 pubs suspected of breaching Covid-19 restrictions

A total of 59 licenced premises have been caught allegedly breaching regulations since 3 July.

# pubs - Monday 20 July, 2020

Gardaí order Limerick publican to close bar after reopening despite Covid-19 rules

Currently only bars that can operate as restaurants are allowed to open.

# pubs - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Tánaiste says there is no guarantee that pubs will reopen on 10 August

“There’s a big difference between Portmagee and Dame Lane,” said TD Michael Healy Rae.

# pubs - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

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.

Eleven more pubs found breaching Covid reopening rules over the weekend

Gardaí carried out thousands of checks over the weekend.

# pubs - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Pubs unsure about reopening next week as NPHET says it's 'too early' to say it'll happen

The final phase of the government’s reopening is planned for 20 July.

# pubs - Monday 13 July, 2020

'We don't have time to police customers': Bar and restaurant owners call for guidance on tourist quarantine

Some hospitality businesses have turned away tourists who are not following the quarantine advice on arrival in Ireland.

Concern over new Sydney pub cluster as Australia virus cases surge

Three pubs were closed after being linked to outbreaks or failing to comply with social distancing requirements.

# pubs - Monday 6 July, 2020

Taoiseach says full reopening of pubs on 20 July 'could be delayed' if the rules are flouted

Meanwhile the LVA said that the images of drinkers in Dublin over the weekend were a major concern.

# pubs - Saturday 4 July, 2020

Pubs and barbers return on England's 'Super Saturday'

A major easing of lockdown measures will see restaurants and cinemas also able to open their doors again in England.

'Avoid the places serving 30 pints with a basket of wings': Health experts' advice for Phase 3 socialising

Pubs were this week warned of the consequences of failing to follow the current guidance.

# pubs - Friday 3 July, 2020

Garda managers in all areas directed to begin checking pubs for Covid-19 compliance this evening

This follows concerns that some licensed premises and customers haven’t been adhering to the public health guidelines.

# pubs - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Boris Johnson urges Brits to 'act responsibly' when pubs open

Johnson said the easing of restrictions “is about supporting the livelihoods of business owners”.

Gardaí warn pubs flouting substantial meal and other guidance that they will be conducting checks

Gardaí and the Licensed Vintners Association say future licence renewals could be at risk for pubs ignoring public health advice.

Guinness Storehouse confirms plans to lay-off some staff when it reopens this month

Diageo last week announced a €14 million fund to support pubs recovering from the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown.

# pubs - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Despite some Phase Three optimism, TDs to be told many SMEs are 'dying' due to pandemic

A worrying picture will be painted when representatives from a number of sectors address TDs today.

# pubs - Monday 29 June, 2020

So what's the 'new normal' like in Dublin's pubs? This reporter volunteered to find out

Just without drinking pints or having a €9 meal.

# pubs - Thursday 25 June, 2020

A fifth of people say they're 'very uncomfortable' about idea of going to the pub, CSO survey finds

Pubs and bars are set to reopen as restaurants in Ireland on Monday after being closed since March.

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%.

# pubs - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Insurer FBD puts €22m aside to cover potential losses in court case taken by pub owners over Covid-19 cover

The insurance firm said its policies do not provide cover for a pandemic of this nature.

Guinness launches €14m fund to help Irish pubs recover from Covid-19 lockdown

The company will provide the funding over a two-year period.

# pubs - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Close encounters: As the country gets busier, how do you know if you're a Covid-19 contact?

Contacting tracing is going to become increasingly important as bars and cafes re-open.

# pubs - Thursday 18 June, 2020

105-minute time limit in pubs will be in place for just three weeks, says Fáilte Ireland

Pubs can serve alcohol along with a ‘substantial meal’ from 29 June.

'There's a lack of understanding of the business': Pubs frustrated by late timing of re-opening guidelines

New guidance on the re-opening of pubs was published by Fáilte Ireland last night.

# pubs - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Quiz: Do you recognise these well-known pubs?

As Ireland anxiously awaits the pubs reopening, test you knowledge of some better-known local haunts around the country.

What exactly can you get for €9 in a pub? A look at Irish pubs and the meals they serve

How far will your €9 stretch in pubs all across the country?

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