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# Indoor dining

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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.
Emergency powers linked to indoor dining extended to January, but Govt says no plans to use them
Provisions in the Health Amendment Act are due to expire on 9 October.
August saw the largest annual jump in consumer prices in nearly a decade
It follows a sharp drop-off in prices last year due to public health restrictions.
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.
Opinion: Freedom to practice religion must be respected - including communions and confirmation
There’s a clear economic interest in the State allowing the resumption of economically productive indoor activities, writes Dr Donal Coffey.
Taoiseach says Covid has 'exacerbated' volume of legislation, as politicians discuss President's letter
Michael D Higgins says he received nine Bills in one day.
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.
Campaign of abuse against restaurants following the rules is 'reprehensible', says Taoiseach
Hospitality businesses following vaccine cert rules have been the victim of an online campaign.
'We're back': Indoor dining in pubs and restaurants reopens across Ireland
A maximum of six people over the age of 13 are allowed at each table.
Planning to eat or drink indoors at a restaurant or bar today? Here's what you need to know
Bring your Covid cert, your ID and your face covering.
A maximum of six adults will be allowed at a table.
Customers will be asked for proof of immunity and photo ID before they are seated.
One person at the table will also have to provide contact details.
Some pubs and restaurants aren't reopening indoor dining over health and logistical concerns
Hospitality owners report online abuse and false bookings by Digital Covid Cert critics
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.
Regulations to put indoor dining reopening on a legal footing to be published today
Failte Ireland’s guidelines for pubs and restaurants were published yesterday.
Do you plan to dine indoors in a pub or restaurant soon?
Indoor hospitality will reopen on Monday.
Some pubs and restaurants aren't reopening indoor dining over health and logistical concerns
Unvaccinated staff, fear of public backlash and no counter service are among the reasons some pubs and restaurants aren’t reopening indoor areas.
Guidelines for indoor hospitality allows for six to a table, with closing time remaining at 11.30pm
Indoor hospitality in pubs and restaurants is to reopen from next Monday.
Regulations and guidance for indoor dining will be ready today or over the weekend, says Tánaiste
A meeting involving the hospitality industry and government officials is taking place today.
Taoiseach says 'there's an obligation' on everyone to follow indoor dining rules ahead of Monday's reopening
A government statement said good indoor ventilation is “essential”.
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.
Quiz: How much do you know about fine dining?
Indoor dining is set to reopen for some customers later this month.
Government aims to reopen indoor hospitality on 26 July
‘There is a need for personal responsibility, we need to trust people as well,’ said Micheál Martin.
Government wins vote on indoor dining laws labelled as 'discriminatory' by opposition TDs
12 government members were not present for the vote.
Returning workers face being overtaxed unless they cancel their Pandemic Unemployment Payment
Thousands of hospitality workers are expected to return to work over the coming weeks.
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.
People will have to 'buy into' compliance with new indoor dining rules, Taoiseach says
Opposition parties will also be briefed on the plans, which they have described as discriminatory.
Children to be allowed to dine indoors with their fully-vaccinated parents
Ministers today agreed on rules to reopen indoor dining, with exemptions for children and hospitality staff.
Here's how indoor dining will resume for vaccinated and recovered people by 26 July
The announcement comes following days of discussions between representatives from the hospitality sector and the government .
Cabinet approves legislation for phased reopening of indoor dining
Under 18s will be permitted once accompanied by a vaccinated or recovered guardian
The legislation will go before the Oireachtas in the coming days
Under 18s will be permitted indoors once accompanied by a vaccinated or recovered guardian
Venues will still have to comply with social distancing measures
Cabinet to sign off on plans for reopening of indoor hospitality tomorrow
The plans allow for the reopening of indoor dining within NPHET’s guidance.
'I do wonder is the hassle going to be worth it?': Taoiseach faces 'kick back' over indoor dining law
Fianna Fáil sources say members will row in behind the government to pass the new law.
New law needed to get indoor dining reopened in pubs and restaurants by the end of July
It is hoped indoor dining can resume on 26 July, and it’s likely to only apply to those who are vaccinated.
'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.
'Number of options' to get indoor dining reopened under discussion
The industry met with government representatives today for talks on the reopening of hospitality.
Poll: Should antigen testing be used to facilitate indoor dining?
Indoor hospitality is now being delayed until at least 19 July when the government will propose a plan for how the reopening will take place.
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.
NPHET modelling 'didn't account for AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines being made available to all age groups'
NPHET has recommended that only vaccinated people should be allowed to dine indoors or enjoy any indoor activity.
'It's absolutely ridiculous to exclude people': Young hospitality workers on indoor dining restrictions
As NPHET suggests only opening indoor dining for those that are vaccinated, we spoke to the servers.
Reopening: What could a vaccine pass for dining indoors at pubs and restaurants look like?
The government is to consider adapting the EU’s international travel cert for use in indoor dining.
Another fine mess: Vaccine pass proposal for indoor dining sends a peculiar message to young workers
How exactly it will work is far from obvious.
'This is a mess': Government blind-sided by NPHET advice as criticisms pile up against Taoiseach
Opposition and businesses have said the proposals are unacceptable, discriminatory, “bananas” and possibly not legal.
'Not practical, unenforceable and discriminatory': Government’s latest Covid plans branded unacceptable