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# Pubs

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126 pubs facing criminal prosecution for flouting Covid guidelines
Files are being prepared for the DPP.
Publicans 'not optimistic' about September reopening as Tánaiste acknowledges their 'sacrifice for society'
Publicans also want the PUP and wage subsidy scheme levels to remain at current rates for closed pubs until they reopen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Poll: Should all pubs be allowed to reopen on 10 August?
NPHET is to deliver its advice on the matter to the government today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
'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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.