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Last year
City centre businesses vote to retain DublinTown organisation for another five years
Out of 2,500 eligible businesses, just over 1,200 took part in the plebiscite on the future of the scheme.
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'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.
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.
Government will look into whether to allow restaurants to stay open till 12.30am on New Year's Eve
Under the current rules, restaurants must close by 11.30pm.
Requirement to keep food details designed to 'crack down' on misbehaving pubs, Varadkar says
Minister Simon Harris said the government doesn’t care “whether you went for the banoffee”.
'All we are getting is tea and sympathy': Half of Ireland's restaurants could close without aid, industry warns
The Restaurants Association of Ireland is seeking rent cuts from landlords, official grants and greater flexibility from banks and utility companies.
Restaurants' association urges government to order restaurants to close
Simon Coveney said all decisions will be made on the basis of public health advice.
'The first year we were completely crazy': How getting a Michelin star impacts Irish restaurants
Fine-dining eateries still grapple with skills shortages and rising labour costs.
Michelin stars are like an 'international avalanche' for restaurants. Then the food coma kicks in
Fine-dining eateries still grapple with skills shortages and rising labour costs.
Dublin City Council is coining it on 'sunshine tax', according to the Restaurants Association
The industry body said incoming sandwich board licence fees are ‘shockingly excessive’.
Dozens of firms were threatened with legal action for failing to pay their Dublin Town bills
The city-improvement group says 95% of businesses comply with its mandatory levy.
Up to one-third of firms haven't been paying their Dublin Town bills on time
But the not-for-profit says 95% of its members eventually comply with the levy.
'There's a cycling agenda here' - debate hots up ahead of planning meeting on Dublin's proposed civic plaza
The proposed College Green plaza has raised some businesses’ hackles.
The claims and counterclaims at the heart of the bitter Dublin Town row
A group of businesses want to do away with the city improvement scheme.
Debate Room: Where should the first drug injecting centre be located?
Does the first supervised injecting centre need to be in the city centre? Some business owners say no.
Good Friday booze bans show a "19th-century image of Ireland to tourists"
The rules have been panned as “archaic” in today’s multicultural Ireland.
Calls for Good Friday alcohol ban to be lifted
Restaurants say the “outdated and archaic law” is bad for business.
Restaurants chief calls for end to "ridiculous 1940s" style Sunday pay premium
CEO of Irish Restaurants Association says Sunday premium paid to workers is crippling industry – while employees’ union and Joan Burton fear proposal to cut it will lead to hardship for low-earners.