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Hospitality industry says delayed reopening of sector would have a 'catastrophic' impact on sector
Both restaurateurs and vintners’ representatives have called on the Government to explain the impact of the Delta variant.
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
'It's been emotional': Publicans welcome customers back for outdoor service
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
Some wet pubs will be reopening for the first time in 15 months.
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.
Government announces €3.5 billion plan to get the economy through Covid
Varadkar confirms pub and restaurant rules around time limits will be reviewed in a 'few weeks'
Varadkar confirms pub and restaurant rules around time limits will be reviewed in a 'few weeks'
There was fury from TDs both inside and outside government over the new rules.
New pub and restaurant rules 'savaged' by TDs as Tánaiste indicates further changes into the summer
A 105-minute time limit will be in place for indoor dining where there is social distancing of one-metre.
Guidelines for return of hospitality delayed for government sign-off
There is no fixed date set for the return of indoor dining but it’s expected to be some time in July.
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.
'No time limits' for beer gardens says Varadkar as Dublin's Merrion Row gets summer on-street dining
Varadkar said he hopes that indoor dining could return in “early July”.
Back to the gym, pub, and shops as restrictions ease across the UK
There are variations in the way each part of the UK is easing restrictions today.
Taoiseach fails to give clarity to publicans on whether €9 meal rule will be scrapped for Summer 2021
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?
Publicans are calling for guarantees that the rule won’t be a feature once a wider reopening of society begins.
'My face turned white. And here we are, a year on': The workers still waiting to go back, 12 months later
It’s been a year since Varadkar’s Washington speech, and many people have been out of work for almost 12 months.
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
24 hours that changed everything: An oral history
Why the start of the pandemic might feel like a million years ago rather than just one
Poll: Is it a good idea to extend pub and club opening hours?
The justice minister has said some of the current rules are decades old and need to be modernised.
Longer opening hours for nightclubs and changes to alcohol licensing under plan by Justice Minister
Minister Helen McEntee is set to unveil the plans later this week.
Hospitality workers disappointed by mid-summer reopening, industry warns
The Irish Hotels Federation say a closure until mid-summer would significantly impact the tourism industry.
Government drive to 'upskill and reskill' people in the hospitality sector
Minister Simon Harris said Covid-19 has had a “devastating” effect on the sector.
'Forget about takeaway pints': Taoiseach hits out at selling drink on streets – but no ban
Licensing laws do not prohibit takeaway alcohol being sold.
Restaurants and pubs to close from 3pm as new Covid-19 restrictions kick in
It is not clear when these businesses will be able to reopen.
Pub and restaurants expected to close their doors on 30 Dec, while inter-county travel set to continue until 6 January
Cabinet will meet on Tuesday to sign off on new post-Christmas restrictions.
Government makes plea against restaurant 'no shows' and customers staying longer 'buying rounds'
Government official Liz Canavan said today that pubs and restaurants “had a good weekend”.
Quiz: Where are these pubs located?
Test your knowledge of pubs from a whole host of counties.
Poll: Do you plan on going to a restaurant/gastropub this weekend?
Restaurants and gastropubs are allowed to reopen from today.
Taoiseach says 'strong evidence' that reopening wet pubs would mean 'far higher numbers far faster'
Restaurants will be allowed reopen from next Friday.
Cabinet to meet this afternoon to finalise details of Covid-19 restrictions for Christmas
The Taoiseach says some of the decisions may not be palatable for some.
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.
What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us as we prepare to leave Level 5?
Mike Ryan says there's a 'genuine desire to offer people the hope of Christmas' but risks remain
Health minister says large crowds drinking alcohol outside has 'taken off at scale' the last number of days
Cabinet abandoned plans to introduce fines for drinking takeaway pints outside today.
'We have to get the doors open before Christmas': Retailers and pubs call for clarity on re-opening
The Vintners Federation of Ireland said outdoor-only service is “useless” for many pubs.
Publicans say country faces 'two-tier Christmas' if hospitality remains closed following Level 5
Once the six-week lockdown is over, it is envisaged that the country will remain at Level 3 until the New Year.
Takeaway beers allowed in England after government U-turn on lockdown rules
New rules state drinks must be pre-ordered online or by phone.
Pubs and restaurants face Christmas uncertainty due to restrictions
Once the six-week lockdown is over, it is envisaged that the country will remain at Level 3 until the New Year.
Supports in Budget will bring 'some degree of confidence' to publicans, Vintners Federation says
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
Paschal Donohoe announced the various reliefs today.
Support package worth millions for live gigs and music industry to form part of Budget
Live music venues, big and small, will be able to apply for a minimum of €10,000 under the scheme,
Pubs' legal action against FBD insurance over Covid-19 cover begins
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 and restaurants in Northern Ireland must close at 11pm
First Minister Arlene Foster told the Stormont Assembly the measure is being introduced to attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Contact tracers to begin asking community transmission cases about visits to pubs and restaurants
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
Gardaí also conducted 500 checkpoints in and around Dublin last weekend as part of Operation Fanacht.
'We've been going for 188 years, we've been through it all': Pubs promise to prioritise safety on the big reopening day
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
Senior civil servant Liz Canavan said that counties Louth, Waterford, Limerick, Kildare, Donegal Leitrim and Offaly have shown “concerning trends”.
'There's no way I'm closing': Dublin pubs and restaurants say another closure would cost thousands
Pubs and restaurants have condemned the mixed messaging from the government.