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# restaurants - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

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.

# restaurants - Friday 18 September, 2020

'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.

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.

# restaurants - Thursday 17 September, 2020

NPHET recommends indoor dining in Dublin's restaurants and pubs should stop

CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland Adrian Cummins said this evening that he is “shocked” by the recommendation.

# restaurants - Friday 4 September, 2020

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”.

# restaurants - Thursday 3 September, 2020

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’.

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.

# restaurants - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

'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 - 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.

# restaurants - 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.

# restaurants - Saturday 4 July, 2020

'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.

# restaurants - Friday 3 July, 2020

Reports of 'no show' bookings over past week 'incredibly disheartening', says Restaurants Association

Many restaurants, cafés and pubs have been operating at lower capacity than usual since reopening.

# restaurants - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Poll: Will you go to a pub/restaurant when they're permitted to open on 29 June? Peanuts And Pints This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you go to a pub/restaurant when they're permitted to open on 29 June?

The government announced the acceleration of the plan to re-open Ireland yesterday.

# restaurants - Monday 1 June, 2020

Restaurant street tables to be trialled as part of Limerick council's recovery plans

Other measures planned include drive-in gigs and movies, night-time markets, and street performances.

# restaurants - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Council told to 'cop on' over plans to reduce outdoor seating for pubs and restaurants

Dublin City Council says it is reviewing rules in relation to outdoor seating due to social distancing guidelines.

# restaurants - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

The Explainer: Will it be possible for pubs to open before 10 August?

Is it possible for publicans to get their way?

# restaurants - Friday 1 May, 2020

Publicans not happy restaurants given green light to reopen before bars

Two groups that represent pubs say delay in reopening will have a devastating impact on the industry.

# restaurants - Monday 27 April, 2020

Lobby group seeks government help to save 90% of restaurants from permanent closure

The RAI has put forward a plan to help the sector recover and retain 120,000 jobs.

# restaurants - Monday 20 April, 2020

Poll: Would you pay an extra €10 for a meal to support restaurants after the crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you pay an extra €10 for a meal to support restaurants after the crisis?

An adviser to the Central Bank has said businesses could be helped by customers paying a Covid-19 supplement.

# restaurants - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Rodent infestation and 'filthy' floors: Three food businesses were ordered to close in March

The FSAI said that hospitals don’t need any extra pressure from unsafe food practices.

# restaurants - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Restaurants allowed to operate take-away service without planning permission during Covid-19 crisis

Restaurants are allowed to remain open but only by offering a take away service.

# restaurants - Friday 20 March, 2020

'We are scared': Businesses closed by Covid-19 switch to online sales and deliveries to survive

From cafes to bookshops, businesses are hoping online sales get them through the coronavirus crisis.

# restaurants - Monday 16 March, 2020

Restaurants' association urges government to order restaurants to close

Simon Coveney said all decisions will be made on the basis of public health advice.

# restaurants - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Here's where the dirtiest takeaways and restaurants were in Ireland last year

There were 124 enforcement orders issued by the FSAI last year, an increase on the previous year.

# restaurants - Sunday 16 June, 2019

'When you or I sit down in a restaurant, we need to know our tips are going directly to staff'

When a customer provides a tip after satisfactory service, they should know exactly where that money goes, writes Minister Regina Doherty.

Restaurants and bars that don't display their tips policy will face fines of up to €2,500 Exclusive

An amendment to the law is to be introduced to ensure tips go to the employee.

# restaurants - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

From cheese to chimichurri: 22 innovative Dublin restaurants changing the way we eat in 2019

The capital’s food culture is changing. Here are the places pushing it forward.

# restaurants - Thursday 3 January, 2019

Poll: Will the hospitality VAT hike make you go to restaurants less? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will the hospitality VAT hike make you go to restaurants less?

The 9% VAT rate for hotels, restaurants and hairdressing was increased to 13.5% in last year’s budget.

# restaurants - Monday 1 October, 2018

These three Cork restaurants have just received Michelin stars for the first time

Ireland records 14 Michelin Star recipients this year, including three new names.

# restaurants - Sunday 22 July, 2018

'Nonsensical': Restaurants are fighting an EU bid to mandate free tap water for all

Trade groups believe a European proposal will unfairly burden businesses.

# restaurants - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Burger chain Five Guys is opening a joint in Swords Pavilions' new 'restaurant quarter'

The €3.3 million development is due to be completed by the end of the year.

# restaurants - Saturday 12 May, 2018

A plan by restaurant mogul Paddy McKillen Jnr to revamp two south Dublin joints hits a roadblock

The Press Up Group wants to demolish and rebuild the Union Café and Kennedy’s in Mount Merrion.

# restaurants - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Poll shows support for ban on smoking outdoors near food

Would you agree with a ban?

# restaurants - Sunday 14 January, 2018

# restaurants - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Failure to pay holiday pay and the minimum wage: 83 businesses brought to court this year over employment breaches

The majority of the prosecutions above relate to businesses in the food and drink sector.

# restaurants - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Here's how a top chef plates their food

“Just keep it simple.”

# restaurants - Monday 10 April, 2017

Poll: How much should you tip on a meal? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: How much should you tip on a meal?

Your daily bite-sized ballot break.

# restaurants - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Tapas restaurant and grocery among six food outlets served with closure orders in March

A prohibition order and successful prosecution was also handed out by the HSE last month.

# restaurants - Monday 13 March, 2017

Cockroaches, raw sewage, and a live rodent - here's why Irish food businesses were shut down in 2016

62 Irish restaurants and takeaways were shut last year for an awful lot of different reasons.

# restaurants - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Ireland's dirtiest restaurants and takeaways: Here's where they are

Some counties have a far worse record than others.

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