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This year
Saturday Serving: Pickle's Sunil Ghai shares some recipes from his first book
The award-winning chef and owner of Pickle, Tiffin and Street restaurants has a new book, Spice Box out now.
No restaurant street furniture fees for another year as regulations extended
Government to remove fees charging restaurants €125 per table for street dining.
Dead rats and cockroach infestations: Eleven food businesses faced closure orders last month
The closures were issued for businesses in Dublin, Meath, Louth and Laois.
Last year
Legislation that allows drinking outside pubs and restaurants extended to November
The legislation was first introduced to help the hospitality sector during Covid.
Poll: Should Irish restaurants display calorie counts on menus?
There has been a mixed response to the UK’s decision to make this mandatory for some restaurants from this week.
Dublin restaurants awarded Michelin Stars
Chapter One and Liath are among the restaurants to receive the prestigious honour this year.
Poll: Do you tip in restaurants and pubs?
New legislation aims to place tips and gratuities outside the scope of a person’s contractual wages.
All time
Pubs and restaurants will have to close at 8pm under new Covid restrictions
The number of people attending sporting and live events will be capped at 50% capacity.
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
Cabinet agrees 8pm curfew for pubs and restaurants over the Christmas period
Q&A: Who is eligible for a Covid-19 booster and when will I get mine?
'We've had 3,400 cancellations in 3 weeks': Restaurants say Christmas trade has been 'decimated'
Businesses have called for cuts to the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme to be reversed amid mass cancellations over Covid fears.
Hospitality industry collectively call for 'stronger sanctions' against businesses that flout rules
Those in the hospitality sector have said they should not be used as a “scapegoat” for the rising case numbers.
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.
'It's a nightmare': Parents still experiencing delays of up to eight weeks for birth registrations
Donnelly favours ‘urgent sanctions’ for outlets not checking Covid certificates
75% of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs 'fully compliant' with rules over Bank Holiday weekend
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
The Government is set to introduce legislation that will give legal protection to workers’ tips.
Leo Varadkar says gardaí and security companies could check if pubs are following Covid rules
Speaking in Brussels today, he said the Government was looking at further options to ensure Covid rules were being followed.
Dáil extends law allowing vaccine pass for indoor dining to January as a 'precaution'
Government says it plans to scrap the use of the Covid pass on 22 October.
Restaurants and pubs won't be able to insist customers show their Covid pass after 22 October
Leo Varadkar says hospitality venues will be able to operate at full capacity when restrictions are lifted.
Rodent droppings and fly infestation: 10 food businesses ordered to shut last month
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland confirmed the closure orders today.
Hospitality reps ask for plan on lifting all Covid restrictions, including curfews
CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland Adrian Cummins has called for the limit on closing times to end from September onwards.
Varadkar says indoor hospitality is 'working well' and urges compliance over bank holiday weekend
As of Monday, customers can avail of indoor hospitality if they have proof of Covid-19 immunity.
Indoor dining set to reopen after some late-night changes to regulations
Outdoor dining recommenced last month but many businesses didn’t have capacity to open.
Time limits on indoor dining set to be scrapped, but 11.30pm closing time to remain
Government officials will meet later today with representatives from the restaurant and pub sectors.
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
Government aims to reopen indoor hospitality on 26 July
Cabinet meets on Wednesday with final sign off on indoor dining reopening expected
Higher Education Minister Simon Harris said Ireland is the last country in Europe to reopen indoor dining.
Leo Varadkar says 105 minute time-limit for pubs and restaurants is 'under review' and he wants it gone
The Tánaiste denied that the time limit had no scientific basis.
'There is a short window to get this done': Talks on the reopening of indoor dining set to resume today
Cabinet will meet on Tuesday to discuss the final proposals.
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?
Rachel Keane of Póg Cafe Group says people in the industry are tired and fed up of the lack of clear communication from Government.
'A hammer-blow': Hospitality sector lashes out at last-minute decision to delay reopening of indoor dining
The hospitality sector is not happy.
'It's soul-destroying': Last minute decision on indoor dining leaves hospitality on tenterhooks
From wasted food to cancelled bookings, an extension of restrictions could mean large losses for pubs and restaurants.
Hospitality industry says delayed reopening of sector would have a 'catastrophic' impact on sector
Both restaurateurs and vintners’ representatives have called on the Government to explain the impact of the Delta variant.
France begins reopening of society as the country eases Covid restrictions
Residents of France will be able to stay out later and will also be able to sit inside cafes and restaurants.
'Stepping stone to normality': Relief for some, ongoing worries for others as pubs and restaurants open outdoor spaces
Some wet pubs will be reopening for the first time in 15 months.
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.
Government announces €3.5 billion plan to get the economy through Covid
Varadkar confirms pub and restaurant rules around time limits will be reviewed in a 'few weeks'
Varadkar confirms pub and restaurant rules around time limits will be reviewed in a 'few weeks'
There was fury from TDs both inside and outside government over the new rules.
New pub and restaurant rules 'savaged' by TDs as Tánaiste indicates further changes into the summer
A 105-minute time limit will be in place for indoor dining where there is social distancing of one-metre.
Guidelines for return of hospitality delayed for government sign-off
There is no fixed date set for the return of indoor dining but it’s expected to be some time in July.
Pubs challenge government to open indoor hospitality by 1 July
The government is expected to lay out plans for the next stage of easing restrictions this week.
'No time limits' for beer gardens says Varadkar as Dublin's Merrion Row gets summer on-street dining
Varadkar said he hopes that indoor dining could return in “early July”.
Government likely to scrap €9 rule as minister says outdoors makes it safe 'not whether you eat chicken nuggets'
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan said it was a ‘false kind of division’.
Hotels, restaurants and cafes to get funding to upgrade premises for outdoor dining
On-street dining similar to that found in other European cities to be facilitated in urban areas, towns and villages.
Varadkar calls on councils to support plans for increased café seating ahead of 'outdoor summer'
Restaurants and cafes are calling for some leeway when it comes to applying for planning permission.
Poll: Should over-65s get hotel or food voucher after they receive Covid-19 vaccine?
A Fianna Fáil TD is calling for this.
Hospitality workers disappointed by mid-summer reopening, industry warns
The Irish Hotels Federation say a closure until mid-summer would significantly impact the tourism industry.
Government drive to 'upskill and reskill' people in the hospitality sector
Minister Simon Harris said Covid-19 has had a “devastating” effect on the sector.