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

Jun 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 30,944 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.
Hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses can reopen from today
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Hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses can reopen from today

Jun 2nd 2021, 6:00 AM 22,547 Views 3 Comments

Indoor dining and leisure facilities at hotels are also permitted to reopen for guests.

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

Updated May 25th 2021, 6:37 PM 57,423 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.

Trial live events could take place 'in June' but Taoiseach downplays indoor dining in early July
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Trial live events could take place 'in June' but Taoiseach downplays indoor dining in early July

Updated May 24th 2021, 4:44 PM 54,195 Views 89 Comments
  • Culture Minister Catherine Martin says trial events are being planned 'right across the country'
  • The indoor and outdoor events include a range of music as well as comedy and theatre
  • Government to make 'comprehensive' reopening announcement on Friday
  • Taoiseach suggests indoor dining and drinking may have to wait until mid-July
Poll: Should indoor hospitality reopen in July?
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Poll: Should indoor hospitality reopen in July?

May 24th 2021, 10:05 AM 47,530 Views 74 Comments

The government is expected to make an announcement on Friday about easing more Covid-19 restrictions.

Northern Ireland: Stormont gives green light for indoor dining to resume from Monday
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Northern Ireland: Stormont gives green light for indoor dining to resume from Monday

May 20th 2021, 3:38 PM 9,534 Views 6 Comments

All tourism accommodation will also be able to reopen on 24 May.

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

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 11:20 AM 36,320 Views 64 Comments

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

Taoiseach fails to give clarity to publicans on whether €9 meal rule will be scrapped for Summer 2021
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Taoiseach fails to give clarity to publicans on whether €9 meal rule will be scrapped for Summer 2021

Updated Mar 23rd 2021, 5:57 PM 60,887 Views 95 Comments

The LVA also wants an end to the distinction between ‘wet’ pubs and venues serving food.

Hospitality workers disappointed by mid-summer reopening, industry warns
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Hospitality workers disappointed by mid-summer reopening, industry warns

Feb 21st 2021, 12:08 PM 28,150 Views 61 Comments

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

Pubs and restaurants unlikely to open before the middle of summer, says Taoiseach
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Pubs and restaurants unlikely to open before the middle of summer, says Taoiseach

Updated Feb 20th 2021, 2:20 PM 167,075 Views 272 Comments

The Taoiseach said that the reopening of society is likely to be slow.

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

Feb 12th 2021, 9:26 AM 25,622 Views 33 Comments

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

'2020 is a complete wipeout. But we'll be back': Glimmer of light at the end of the Covid tunnel for those closed all year From TheJournal.ie

'2020 is a complete wipeout. But we'll be back': Glimmer of light at the end of the Covid tunnel for those closed all year

Dec 25th 2020, 7:00 PM 18,571 Views 5 Comments

Businesses that had to shut for most of 2020 are hoping for brighter days ahead in 2021.

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

Dec 21st 2020, 5:38 PM 73,866 Views 77 Comments

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

'January lockdown' not ruled out but non-essential retail outlets will not cIose
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'January lockdown' not ruled out but non-essential retail outlets will not cIose

Nov 28th 2020, 6:15 AM 32,982 Views 17 Comments

The phased reopening of the country ahead of Christmas was announced last night.

Restaurant sector faces 'total collapse' in January if not allowed to open in December
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Restaurant sector faces 'total collapse' in January if not allowed to open in December

Nov 21st 2020, 2:29 PM 32,303 Views 61 Comments

The sector has warned it will lose out on 30% of its annual income.

Publicans say country faces 'two-tier Christmas' if hospitality remains closed following Level 5
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Publicans say country faces 'two-tier Christmas' if hospitality remains closed following Level 5

Updated Nov 11th 2020, 1:20 PM 74,909 Views 99 Comments

Once the six-week lockdown is over, it is envisaged that the country will remain at Level 3 until the New Year.

VAT rate reduction for tourism and hospitality sector kicks in today
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VAT rate reduction for tourism and hospitality sector kicks in today

Nov 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 24,150 Views 32 Comments

The Finance Minister said the change was introduced in recognition of the unprecedented challenges facing particular sectors.

VAT reduction for hospitality sector and weekly rebates for businesses closed at Level 3 or higher
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VAT reduction for hospitality sector and weekly rebates for businesses closed at Level 3 or higher

Oct 13th 2020, 1:37 PM 27,856 Views 16 Comments

Paschal Donohoe announced the various reliefs today.

Poll: Will you make use of the Stay and Spend Scheme?
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Poll: Will you make use of the Stay and Spend Scheme?

Oct 1st 2020, 8:35 AM 42,662 Views 80 Comments

The scheme will see an individual be able to claim up to €125 back in tax credits.

Stay and Spend: The scheme to claim tax credits back on food and accommodation spending begins today
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Stay and Spend: The scheme to claim tax credits back on food and accommodation spending begins today

Oct 1st 2020, 7:22 AM 38,548 Views 20 Comments

The scheme will last through the Christmas period and is due to expire at the end of April 2021.

Pubs and restaurants in Northern Ireland must close at 11pm
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Pubs and restaurants in Northern Ireland must close at 11pm

Sep 29th 2020, 11:23 AM 16,591 Views 13 Comments

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

Taoiseach says hospitality sector was among worst affected by Covid as he launches tax credit scheme
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Taoiseach says hospitality sector was among worst affected by Covid as he launches tax credit scheme

Sep 3rd 2020, 2:15 PM 32,497 Views 50 Comments

A new scheme will provide a maximum of €125 in income tax credits to taxpayers who spend up to €625 in the hospitality sector.

Hoteliers warn that ongoing restriction of indoor gatherings puts thousands of jobs at risk
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Hoteliers warn that ongoing restriction of indoor gatherings puts thousands of jobs at risk

Jul 16th 2020, 7:11 AM 18,638 Views 31 Comments

Hundreds of hotels and wedding venues are struggling to survive the impact of Covid-19.

State should give €200 voucher to every adult in the country to boost domestic tourism, says Sinn Féin
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State should give €200 voucher to every adult in the country to boost domestic tourism, says Sinn Féin

Jun 23rd 2020, 2:58 PM 34,422 Views 114 Comments

The scheme would also see every child receiving a voucher worth €100.

Physically distanced dancing and no menus - how a re-opened hospitality sector might look
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Physically distanced dancing and no menus - how a re-opened hospitality sector might look

Jun 9th 2020, 10:54 AM 55,162 Views 60 Comments

New guidance was published by Fáilte Ireland.

Hotels in Northern Ireland to reopen from 20 July, economy minister says
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Hotels in Northern Ireland to reopen from 20 July, economy minister says

Jun 1st 2020, 1:07 PM 16,654 Views 23 Comments

The 20 July date covers guesthouses, guest accommodation, B&Bs, hotels and hostels.

Publicans say they face 87% reduction in capacity with 2m social distancing
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Publicans say they face 87% reduction in capacity with 2m social distancing

May 26th 2020, 2:12 PM 17,779 Views 70 Comments

Yesterday the CMO said the two metre social distancing advice is “not a rule” and it will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Samoans looking for Irish 'scalp' after frustrations with high-tackle bans
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Samoans looking for Irish 'scalp' after frustrations with high-tackle bans

Oct 11th 2019, 1:05 AM 6,694 Views 9 Comments

Steve Jackson’s side are missing two players due to suspensions for high shots against Russia.

'Stinks to the high heavens of Fianna Fáil-ism': Fury from hairdressers and restaurants after VAT hike
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'Stinks to the high heavens of Fianna Fáil-ism': Fury from hairdressers and restaurants after VAT hike

Jan 18th 2019, 12:05 AM 40,937 Views 73 Comments

Budget 2019 reversed a VAT reduction during the recession, but some businesses say it will hit them very hard.

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

Jan 3rd 2019, 8:37 AM 24,342 Views 61 Comments

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

The hospitality VAT hike has kicked in and customers might notice a jump in their morning coffee
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The hospitality VAT hike has kicked in and customers might notice a jump in their morning coffee

Jan 2nd 2019, 4:43 PM 43,386 Views 91 Comments

Hotels, restaurants and hairdressers are among those affected.

Budget 2019: Winners and Losers
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Budget 2019: Winners and Losers

Oct 9th 2018, 7:30 PM 42,105 Views 61 Comments

There’s good news and bad news….

The tourism trade wants to hire asylum seekers to plug skills gaps
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The tourism trade wants to hire asylum seekers to plug skills gaps

Mar 28th 2018, 3:15 PM 1,471 Views 5 Comments

The hospitality sector has been complaining of growing staff shortages.

Which county in Ireland has the most pubs per person?
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Which county in Ireland has the most pubs per person?

Feb 15th 2018, 8:19 AM 106,338 Views 77 Comments

AIB’s Pubs Outlook looked at the state of the Irish pub sector, and predicts further growth in 2018.

What Irish distilleries need in order to lure whiskey tourists away from the Scots
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What Irish distilleries need in order to lure whiskey tourists away from the Scots

Jan 27th 2018, 5:30 PM 22,381 Views 50 Comments

The industry has set an ambitious target of hitting nearly 2 million visitors.

What Irish distilleries need in order to lure whiskey tourists away from the Scots
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What Irish distilleries need in order to lure whiskey tourists away from the Scots

Jan 25th 2018, 5:55 PM 628 Views 2 Comments

The industry has set an ambitious target of hitting nearly 2 million visitors.

Dublin's Tivoli Theatre will be knocked for a hotel - once the developer preserves its graffiti
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Dublin's Tivoli Theatre will be knocked for a hotel - once the developer preserves its graffiti

Jan 18th 2018, 5:23 PM 44,796 Views 26 Comments

The venue’s street art was described as ‘emblematic of 21st century European urban youth culture’.

'The notion you can work seven days straight is simply rubbish'
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'The notion you can work seven days straight is simply rubbish'

Jan 17th 2018, 6:53 PM 1,111 Views 0 Comments

Dalata’s Pat McCann also talks about why attitude trumps skills any day.

'I talk all the time - a treat for me is to not speak to anybody for a day'
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'I talk all the time - a treat for me is to not speak to anybody for a day'

Jan 7th 2018, 1:00 PM 19,228 Views 20 Comments

Hotelier Francis Brennan talks about his admiration for watches – and celebrity chef Neven Maguire.

'Working Christmas is the norm for me. You just need to find a way to balance work and family life'
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'Working Christmas is the norm for me. You just need to find a way to balance work and family life'

Dec 25th 2017, 6:01 AM 2,624 Views 0 Comments

This hotelier talks about what it’s like to work on Christmas Day.

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