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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

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Legislation allowing nightclubs stay open later will be ready this year, says Varadkar
The Tánaiste says Ireland’s nightlife will match other European cities.
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8pm closing rather than 5pm?: CMO says there's no 'substantial difference', it's about reducing social contacts
An 8pm curfew for pubs and restaurants, as well as cinemas and theatres will kick in at midnight Monday.
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Longer opening hours for pubs and nightclubs under new laws, as publicans call for 5am closing time
A memo gone to Cabinet today sets out that the country’s licensing laws need to be updated as some date back to the 19th century.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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'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.
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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.
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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.
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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’.
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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.
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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.
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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.