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# time-please - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Taoiseach: 'There's nothing I would like better right now than a pint in a rural pub in the west of Ireland'

Rural TDs criticised the Taoiseach for keeping ‘wet’ pubs closed.

# time-please - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Pubs and restaurants in Northern Ireland must close at 11pm

First Minister Arlene Foster told the Stormont Assembly the measure is being introduced to attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus.

# time-please - Friday 28 August, 2020

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.

# time-please - 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.

# time-please - Thursday 16 July, 2020

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.

# time-please - Friday 3 January, 2020

Any change to pub opening hours would need to be considered 'very, very carefully', says minister

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said nightclub and pub opening hours need to be reformed and brought more in line with other cities in Europe.

# time-please - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Nightclub and pub opening hours are 'archaic' and need to be reformed, says Taoiseach

Leo Varadkar says tourists to Dublin often find Irish night life ‘disappointing’.

# time-please - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Taoiseach says politicians should settle their Dáil bar tab or have it taken from their salaries

The unpaid tabs at the Dáil bar and restaurant amount to €5,000.

# time-please - Friday 23 December, 2016

Pint of the black stuff the most popular drink in the Dáil bar

Since 2015, Guinness has been the most popular drink in the Dáil bar.

# time-please - Sunday 18 December, 2016

And the busiest nights for the Dáil bar this year were….

The Dáil bar made over €11,738.14 on the first day of the 32nd Dáil in March.