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# restaurants - Thursday 20 January, 2022

Poll: Do you tip in restaurants and pubs?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you tip in restaurants and pubs?

Jan 20th 2022, 9:00 AM 57,709 Views 74 Comments

New legislation aims to place tips and gratuities outside the scope of a person’s contractual wages.

# restaurants - Friday 17 December, 2021

Pubs and restaurants will have to close at 8pm under new Covid restrictions
# Omicron
# Omicron

Pubs and restaurants will have to close at 8pm under new Covid restrictions

Updated Dec 17th 2021, 7:00 PM 154,433 Views 313 Comments
  • 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

# restaurants - Thursday 2 December, 2021

'We've had 3,400 cancellations in 3 weeks': Restaurants say Christmas trade has been 'decimated'
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

'We've had 3,400 cancellations in 3 weeks': Restaurants say Christmas trade has been 'decimated'

Dec 2nd 2021, 4:00 PM 47,918 Views 37 Comments

Businesses have called for cuts to the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme to be reversed amid mass cancellations over Covid fears.

# restaurants - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Hospitality industry collectively call for 'stronger sanctions' against businesses that flout rules
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Hospitality industry collectively call for 'stronger sanctions' against businesses that flout rules

Updated Nov 9th 2021, 3:50 PM 31,863 Views 78 Comments
  • 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.

# restaurants - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

75% of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs 'fully compliant' with rules over Bank Holiday weekend
# Covid Pass
# Covid Pass

75% of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs 'fully compliant' with rules over Bank Holiday weekend

Oct 27th 2021, 6:39 PM 16,497 Views 20 Comments

HSE officers inspected 500 premises, while HSA inspectors carried out 123 inspections.

New law will ban restaurants and pubs from withholding tips from staff, says Varadkar
# Tips
# Tips

New law will ban restaurants and pubs from withholding tips from staff, says Varadkar

Oct 27th 2021, 5:46 PM 20,358 Views 39 Comments

The Government is set to introduce legislation that will give legal protection to workers’ tips.

# restaurants - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Leo Varadkar says gardaí and security companies could check if pubs are following Covid rules
# Covid Pass
# Covid Pass

Leo Varadkar says gardaí and security companies could check if pubs are following Covid rules

Oct 21st 2021, 4:50 PM 15,091 Views 72 Comments

Speaking in Brussels today, he said the Government was looking at further options to ensure Covid rules were being followed.

# restaurants - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Dáil extends law allowing vaccine pass for indoor dining to January as a 'precaution'
# Lifting Restrictions
# Lifting Restrictions

Dáil extends law allowing vaccine pass for indoor dining to January as a 'precaution'

Oct 7th 2021, 1:52 PM 26,987 Views 14 Comments

Government says it plans to scrap the use of the Covid pass on 22 October.

# restaurants - Friday 1 October, 2021

Restaurants and pubs won't be able to insist customers show their Covid pass after 22 October
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Restaurants and pubs won't be able to insist customers show their Covid pass after 22 October

Oct 1st 2021, 6:00 AM 56,412 Views 110 Comments

Leo Varadkar says hospitality venues will be able to operate at full capacity when restrictions are lifted.

# restaurants - Monday 9 August, 2021

Rodent droppings and fly infestation: 10 food businesses ordered to shut last month
# FSAI
# FSAI

Rodent droppings and fly infestation: 10 food businesses ordered to shut last month

Aug 9th 2021, 4:44 PM 79,627 Views 15 Comments

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland confirmed the closure orders today.

# restaurants - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

Hospitality reps ask for plan on lifting all Covid restrictions, including curfews
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Hospitality reps ask for plan on lifting all Covid restrictions, including curfews

Updated Aug 4th 2021, 10:00 PM 43,815 Views 59 Comments

CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland Adrian Cummins has called for the limit on closing times to end from September onwards.

# restaurants - Friday 30 July, 2021

Varadkar says indoor hospitality is 'working well' and urges compliance over bank holiday weekend
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Varadkar says indoor hospitality is 'working well' and urges compliance over bank holiday weekend

Jul 30th 2021, 12:07 PM 17,518 Views 70 Comments

As of Monday, customers can avail of indoor hospitality if they have proof of Covid-19 immunity.

# restaurants - Monday 26 July, 2021

Indoor dining set to reopen after some late-night changes to regulations
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Indoor dining set to reopen after some late-night changes to regulations

Updated Jul 26th 2021, 9:27 AM 57,561 Views 120 Comments

Outdoor dining recommenced last month but many businesses didn’t have capacity to open.

# restaurants - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Time limits on indoor dining set to be scrapped, but 11.30pm closing time to remain
# Fully Vaccinated
# Fully Vaccinated

Time limits on indoor dining set to be scrapped, but 11.30pm closing time to remain

Updated Jul 20th 2021, 7:50 PM 57,137 Views 70 Comments
  • 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

# restaurants - Monday 19 July, 2021

Cabinet meets on Wednesday with final sign off on indoor dining reopening expected
# Pubs
# Pubs

Cabinet meets on Wednesday with final sign off on indoor dining reopening expected

Jul 19th 2021, 5:12 PM 14,322 Views 26 Comments

Higher Education Minister Simon Harris said Ireland is the last country in Europe to reopen indoor dining.

# restaurants - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Leo Varadkar says 105 minute time-limit for pubs and restaurants is 'under review' and he wants it gone
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Leo Varadkar says 105 minute time-limit for pubs and restaurants is 'under review' and he wants it gone

Jul 13th 2021, 6:38 PM 43,543 Views 58 Comments

The Tánaiste denied that the time limit had no scientific basis.

# restaurants - Thursday 8 July, 2021

'There is a short window to get this done': Talks on the reopening of indoor dining set to resume today
# Pubs And Restaurants
# Pubs And Restaurants

'There is a short window to get this done': Talks on the reopening of indoor dining set to resume today

Jul 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 23,219 Views 77 Comments
  • 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.

# restaurants - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Opinion: We've spent weeks preparing for indoor dining - who is going to foot that bill?
# Restaurants
# Restaurants

Opinion: We've spent weeks preparing for indoor dining - who is going to foot that bill?

Updated Jul 1st 2021, 3:56 PM 28,241 Views 55 Comments

Rachel Keane of Póg Cafe Group says people in the industry are tired and fed up of the lack of clear communication from Government.

# restaurants - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

'A hammer-blow': Hospitality sector lashes out at last-minute decision to delay reopening of indoor dining
# Remain Outdoors
# Remain Outdoors

'A hammer-blow': Hospitality sector lashes out at last-minute decision to delay reopening of indoor dining

Jun 29th 2021, 4:05 PM 32,060 Views 99 Comments

The hospitality sector is not happy.

# restaurants - Monday 28 June, 2021

'It's soul-destroying': Last minute decision on indoor dining leaves hospitality on tenterhooks
# Food Chain
# Food Chain

'It's soul-destroying': Last minute decision on indoor dining leaves hospitality on tenterhooks

Jun 28th 2021, 5:50 PM 35,749 Views 73 Comments

From wasted food to cancelled bookings, an extension of restrictions could mean large losses for pubs and restaurants.

# restaurants - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Hospitality industry says delayed reopening of sector would have a 'catastrophic' impact on sector
# Hospitality Industry
# Hospitality Industry

Hospitality industry says delayed reopening of sector would have a 'catastrophic' impact on sector

Jun 23rd 2021, 4:01 PM 14,737 Views 60 Comments

Both restaurateurs and vintners’ representatives have called on the Government to explain the impact of the Delta variant.

# restaurants - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

France begins reopening of society as the country eases Covid restrictions
# France
# France

France begins reopening of society as the country eases Covid restrictions

Jun 9th 2021, 7:42 AM 13,220 Views 19 Comments

Residents of France will be able to stay out later and will also be able to sit inside cafes and restaurants.

# restaurants - Monday 7 June, 2021

'Stepping stone to normality': Relief for some, ongoing worries for others as pubs and restaurants open outdoor spaces
# Beer Gardens
# Beer Gardens

'Stepping stone to normality': Relief for some, ongoing worries for others as pubs and restaurants open outdoor spaces

Jun 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 31,612 Views 28 Comments
  • 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.

# restaurants - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Varadkar confirms pub and restaurant rules around time limits will be reviewed in a 'few weeks'
# Summer Review
# Summer Review

Varadkar confirms pub and restaurant rules around time limits will be reviewed in a 'few weeks'

May 27th 2021, 2:39 PM 25,959 Views 22 Comments

There was fury from TDs both inside and outside government over the new rules.

# restaurants - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

New pub and restaurant rules 'savaged' by TDs as Tánaiste indicates further changes into the summer
# 105 Minutes
# 105 Minutes

New pub and restaurant rules 'savaged' by TDs as Tánaiste indicates further changes into the summer

Updated May 26th 2021, 7:46 PM 83,611 Views 73 Comments

A 105-minute time limit will be in place for indoor dining where there is social distancing of one-metre.

# restaurants - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Guidelines for return of hospitality delayed for government sign-off
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

Guidelines for return of hospitality delayed for government sign-off

Updated May 25th 2021, 6:37 PM 58,197 Views 130 Comments

There is no fixed date set for the return of indoor dining but it’s expected to be some time in July.

# restaurants - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Pubs challenge government to open indoor hospitality by 1 July
# Reopening
# Reopening

Pubs challenge government to open indoor hospitality by 1 July

May 23rd 2021, 12:07 PM 43,424 Views 85 Comments

The government is expected to lay out plans for the next stage of easing restrictions this week.

# restaurants - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

'No time limits' for beer gardens says Varadkar as Dublin's Merrion Row gets summer on-street dining
# The Big Reopening
# The Big Reopening

'No time limits' for beer gardens says Varadkar as Dublin's Merrion Row gets summer on-street dining

Updated May 19th 2021, 6:12 PM 58,353 Views 41 Comments

Varadkar said he hopes that indoor dining could return in “early July”.

# restaurants - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Government likely to scrap €9 rule as minister says outdoors makes it safe 'not whether you eat chicken nuggets'
# Nine Euro Meal
# Nine Euro Meal

Government likely to scrap €9 rule as minister says outdoors makes it safe 'not whether you eat chicken nuggets'

Apr 28th 2021, 3:56 PM 30,517 Views 32 Comments

Transport Minister Eamon Ryan said it was a ‘false kind of division’.

# restaurants - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Hotels, restaurants and cafes to get funding to upgrade premises for outdoor dining
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

Hotels, restaurants and cafes to get funding to upgrade premises for outdoor dining

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 11:20 AM 36,649 Views 64 Comments

On-street dining similar to that found in other European cities to be facilitated in urban areas, towns and villages.

# restaurants - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Varadkar calls on councils to support plans for increased café seating ahead of 'outdoor summer'
# Al Fresco
# Al Fresco

Varadkar calls on councils to support plans for increased café seating ahead of 'outdoor summer'

Mar 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 37,850 Views 60 Comments

Restaurants and cafes are calling for some leeway when it comes to applying for planning permission.

# restaurants - Friday 26 February, 2021

Poll: Should over-65s get hotel or food voucher after they receive Covid-19 vaccine?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should over-65s get hotel or food voucher after they receive Covid-19 vaccine?

Feb 26th 2021, 9:23 AM 53,218 Views 102 Comments

A Fianna Fáil TD is calling for this.

# restaurants - Sunday 21 February, 2021

Hospitality workers disappointed by mid-summer reopening, industry warns
# Let Down
# Let Down

Hospitality workers disappointed by mid-summer reopening, industry warns

Feb 21st 2021, 12:08 PM 28,168 Views 61 Comments

The Irish Hotels Federation say a closure until mid-summer would significantly impact the tourism industry.

# restaurants - Friday 12 February, 2021

Government drive to 'upskill and reskill' people in the hospitality sector
# Shuttered
# Shuttered

Government drive to 'upskill and reskill' people in the hospitality sector

Feb 12th 2021, 9:26 AM 25,783 Views 33 Comments

Minister Simon Harris said Covid-19 has had a “devastating” effect on the sector.

# restaurants - Thursday 4 February, 2021

'I do anticipate it will be possible to holiday in Ireland' - Varadkar says re-opening will be gradual and cautious
# Summer 2021
# Summer 2021

'I do anticipate it will be possible to holiday in Ireland' - Varadkar says re-opening will be gradual and cautious

Feb 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 97,730 Views 170 Comments
  • It's hoped the country can move to Level 4 restrictions in March - but outdoor dining is not expected to begin till a later stage.
  • Talks are currently underway to extend the wage subsidy and PUP into the summer months, the Tánaiste said.

# restaurants - Monday 25 January, 2021

Eighteen Irish restaurants land Michelin stars for 2020 at virtual ceremony
# Stars In Their Eyes
# Stars In Their Eyes

Eighteen Irish restaurants land Michelin stars for 2020 at virtual ceremony

Jan 25th 2021, 10:40 PM 79,847 Views 44 Comments

The first new award went to Dede at the Customs House in Baltimore.

# restaurants - Monday 18 January, 2021

Here's where the dirtiest restaurants and takeaways were in Ireland in 2020
# Food Safety Authority
# Food Safety Authority

Here's where the dirtiest restaurants and takeaways were in Ireland in 2020

Jan 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 233,778 Views 31 Comments

The FSAI issued less than half of the enforcement orders last year that it issued in 2019.

# restaurants - Friday 8 January, 2021

Rodents infestations and cockroaches: 42 enforcement orders served on takeaways and restaurants in 2020
# Food Safety
# Food Safety

Rodents infestations and cockroaches: 42 enforcement orders served on takeaways and restaurants in 2020

Jan 8th 2021, 11:25 AM 160,320 Views 31 Comments

This compares to 125 enforcement orders being served in 2019.

# restaurants - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Restaurants and pubs to close from 3pm as new Covid-19 restrictions kick in
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Restaurants and pubs to close from 3pm as new Covid-19 restrictions kick in

Dec 24th 2020, 2:06 PM 28,005 Views 54 Comments

It is not clear when these businesses will be able to reopen.

# restaurants - Monday 21 December, 2020

'200 persons present, no social distancing': Gardaí continue to detect Covid-19 breaches at licensed premises
# Covid19
# Covid19

'200 persons present, no social distancing': Gardaí continue to detect Covid-19 breaches at licensed premises

Dec 21st 2020, 5:38 PM 73,889 Views 77 Comments

Gardaí in the north west issued the first ‘Immediate Closure Order’ over the weekend.

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