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Pubs and restaurants expected to close, but the data around Covid outbreaks paints a complex picture
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.
Varadkar: 'If public health teams recommend that a meat plant should close, it should close. Full stop'
Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said meat barons are playing with people’s lives.
Gardaí recorded 16 breaches of Covid guidelines in pubs and restaurants in the past week
The breaches occurred between 7 and 13 September.
LVA says decision to keep wet pubs in Dublin closed is 'absolutely devastating'
Outside Dublin, wet pubs are set to reopen as planned next Monday.
Dublin pubs not expected to reopen on Monday due to rising Covid-19 cases in the county
Pubs in all 26 counties were due to reopen next week but rising cases in Dublin mean some will remain closed.
Queuing system for the jacks, individually wrapped straws and everyone out by 11.30pm: Here are the guidelines for pubs reopening
So-called ‘wet pubs’ in Ireland are permitted to reopen from 21 September.
Poll: Do you think 'wet' pubs should be allowed to reopen this month?
Many of the 3,000 pubs that don’t serve food have been closed since March.
13 more pubs found to be in potential breach of Covid-19 restrictions
Gardaí said that to date, the vast majority of licences premises have been complying with regulations.
'Common sense has broken down': Government slammed for 'bonkers' measures and 'mixed messaging'
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly called for political solidarity.
Publicans: 'It would be a body blow if Dublin pubs have to remain closed'
Yesterday, Cabinet agreed that ‘wet’ pubs can reopen their doors on 21 September.
Pubs may not reopen and other businesses may close if Covid situation gets worse, government admits
Cabinet ministers have highlighted that case numbers have not resulted in a big hike in ICU, hospitalisation numbers, or deaths.
'Families have suffered enough': Emotional scenes outside the Dáil as publicans demand 'fair play'
The pubs have been given the green light to reopen on 21 September.
Pubs given green light to reopen from 21 September
Cabinet agreed that pubs which do not serve food can reopen from 21 September, subject to local restrictions.
Poll: Will you be happy if pubs reopen this month?
Cabinet is expected to permit the reopening of wet pubs from 21 September.
Cabinet expected to permit reopening of pubs from 21 September
Local restrictions may be implemented in some areas with high incidence of Covid-19, however.
Tánaiste says no date agreed for 'wet pubs' reopening, but new roadmap will provide certainty to the public
“No one in Ireland has died of Covid in the last 14 days,” Leo Varadkar said today.
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Everyone out by 11.30pm and no time limits where 2m distance maintained - Draft guidelines for pub reopening
Under the draft guidelines group numbers would still be limited to six people from no more than three households.
How does Ireland's approach to reopening pubs compare to other countries?
Ireland is the only country in Europe in which pubs that do not serve food are still fully closed.
Requirement to keep food details designed to 'crack down' on misbehaving pubs, Varadkar says
Minister Simon Harris said the government doesn’t care “whether you went for the banoffee”.
'Some people are getting a little terrorised': Tánaiste says we should not be obsessing about daily Covid numbers
Leo Varadkar said the publication of daily figures should continue but said more ‘common sense’ needed to be heard now.
Publicans blast 'crazy' new rule requiring details of food orders to be kept for 28 days
One Fianna Fáil TD condemned the new rules as ‘authoritarian’.
Pub reopening guidelines will be issued 'shortly', says Taoiseach as he meets protesting publicans
‘We do want to open up other sectors of the economy, including pubs,’ said the Taoiseach.
Taoiseach says hospitality sector was among worst affected by Covid as he launches tax credit scheme
A new scheme will provide a maximum of €125 in income tax credits to taxpayers who spend up to €625 in the hospitality sector.
Total of five Covid outbreaks in pubs reported during pandemic
There is a push to get pubs open next month.
Varadkar tells FG members Ireland is an outlier in terms of Covid rules on pubs and international travel
Varadkar said he wouldn’t be surprised if Ireland loses the Trade Commissioner role.
Gardaí find 21 new potential breaches of Covid-19 restrictions in pubs
The total number of breaches in pubs now stands at 185.
Schools are open, pubs are next: Government aims to reopen pubs 'as early as possible'
Ireland is the only country in the whole of Europe where pubs remain closed.
Vintners say thousands of pubs face defaulting on loans as six-month mortgage moratorium due to end
Pubs were given a six-month moratorium on their mortgages.
Acting CMO: 'I'm not sure a situation like Killarney would be avoided by opening pubs'
This morning Independent TD Michael Health-Rae said people would get alcohol “in a measured and sensible way” if pubs re-opened.
Insurer's bid to halt ombudsman investigation to be 'vigorously opposed', court told
The case was heard in the High Court today.
Drinks Industry Group claims Government support package 'fails to grasp' reality
The Government last week announced a €16 million support package for pubs around the country.
Poll: Should the Government allow all pubs to reopen?
It emerged yesterday that Ireland is the only country in the EU which has not yet allowed all pubs to reopen
Publicans dismiss €16 million government support package for pubs as 'crumbs'
Pubs that don’t serve food were to reopen on Monday but that now won’t happen.
Ireland is the only country in Europe where wet pubs are fully closed, says Varadkar
NPHET has been asked to work on guidelines that would allow for the safe reopening of all pubs.
Gardaí will be allowed shut down pubs that breach public health guidelines
Gardaí will first give a compliance notice to a pub owner asking them to address any issues identified.
Sale of alcohol should be restricted if we're facing another lockdown, Vintners' Federation says
CEO Padraig Cribben said restrictions on the sale of alcohol from off licences and supermarkets should be considered.
Gardaí find 26 incidents of pubs potentially serving drink but no food last week
Out of thousands of checks in pubs that have taken place last week (17-23 August), 26 potential breaches were found.
138 pubs now facing potential prosecution over possible breaches in Covid-19 regulations
Files are being prepared for the DPP.
Decision on re-opening of 'wet pubs' still expected by end of August, Taoiseach confirms
It comes despite new government guidance on Covid-19 lasting until 13 September.