# restaurants

This month
February 2024
Three Irish restaurants awarded new Michelin Stars
Finance Minister announces interest rate on warehoused tax debt by businesses reduced to 0%
‘We need help’: Restaurant and cafe owners say they are struggling like never before
The Journal spoke to a number of restaurant, cafe and bar owners, with all of them reporting the same problems and suggesting similar solutions.
Last month
January 2024
Government to examine debt repayments following spate of restaurant closures
Customers mourn loss of popular Cork eatery Nash 19
Last year
Saturday Serving: Pickle's Sunil Ghai shares some recipes from his first book
No restaurant street furniture fees for another year as regulations extended
Dead rats and cockroach infestations: Eleven food businesses faced closure orders last month
All time
Legislation that allows drinking outside pubs and restaurants extended to November
Poll: Should Irish restaurants display calorie counts on menus?
Dublin restaurants awarded Michelin Stars
Poll: Do you tip in restaurants and pubs?
Pubs and restaurants will have to close at 8pm under new Covid restrictions
Pubs and restaurants will have to close at 8pm from Monday until 30 January
The number of people attending sporting and live events will be capped at 50% capacity
A maximum of 100 people can attend wedding receptions, which must end at midnight
'We've had 3,400 cancellations in 3 weeks': Restaurants say Christmas trade has been 'decimated'
Hospitality industry collectively call for 'stronger sanctions' against businesses that flout rules
The head of the restaurants association has said the hospitality sector shouldn't be used as a “scapegoat” for rising case numbers.
It follows data showing that just over a third of customers were asked for their Covid certs in restaurants in October, Christina Finn writes.
75% of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs 'fully compliant' with rules over Bank Holiday weekend
New law will ban restaurants and pubs from withholding tips from staff, says Varadkar
Leo Varadkar says gardaí and security companies could check if pubs are following Covid rules
Dáil extends law allowing vaccine pass for indoor dining to January as a 'precaution'
Restaurants and pubs won't be able to insist customers show their Covid pass after 22 October
Rodent droppings and fly infestation: 10 food businesses ordered to shut last month
Hospitality reps ask for plan on lifting all Covid restrictions, including curfews
Varadkar says indoor hospitality is 'working well' and urges compliance over bank holiday weekend
Indoor dining set to reopen after some late-night changes to regulations
Time limits on indoor dining set to be scrapped, but 11.30pm closing time to remain
Cabinet will meet tomorrow with 26 July still the target date for full reopening.
CO2 monitors will be used in restaurants.
Unvaccinated children can accompany adults as long as their table is 2m away from others
Cabinet meets on Wednesday with final sign off on indoor dining reopening expected
Leo Varadkar says 105 minute time-limit for pubs and restaurants is 'under review' and he wants it gone
'There is a short window to get this done': Talks on the reopening of indoor dining set to resume today
Six proposals will be discussed before a Cabinet meeting on the issue next Tuesday, Christina Finn reports.
Sources indicate any return of indoor dining is likely to be in line with advice from NPHET.
Talks to centre on use of vaccine passes and antigen testing.
Opinion: We've spent weeks preparing for indoor dining - who is going to foot that bill?
'A hammer-blow': Hospitality sector lashes out at last-minute decision to delay reopening of indoor dining
'It's soul-destroying': Last minute decision on indoor dining leaves hospitality on tenterhooks
Hospitality industry says delayed reopening of sector would have a 'catastrophic' impact on sector
France begins reopening of society as the country eases Covid restrictions
'Stepping stone to normality': Relief for some, ongoing worries for others as pubs and restaurants open outdoor spaces
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.
Varadkar confirms pub and restaurant rules around time limits will be reviewed in a 'few weeks'
New pub and restaurant rules 'savaged' by TDs as Tánaiste indicates further changes into the summer
Guidelines for return of hospitality delayed for government sign-off
Pubs challenge government to open indoor hospitality by 1 July
'No time limits' for beer gardens says Varadkar as Dublin's Merrion Row gets summer on-street dining
Government likely to scrap €9 rule as minister says outdoors makes it safe 'not whether you eat chicken nuggets'