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# pubs - Friday 27 November, 2020

Taoiseach says 'strong evidence' that reopening wet pubs would mean 'far higher numbers far faster'

Restaurants will be allowed reopen from next Friday.

Cabinet to meet this afternoon to finalise details of Covid-19 restrictions for Christmas

  • Retailers, gyms and hairdressers are expected to reopen on Tuesday.
  • Cabinet is to decide on when household restrictions will be relaxed this afternoon.
  • A nationwide address by the Taoiseach on the new rules is expected this evening.

# pubs - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Health minister says large crowds drinking alcohol outside has 'taken off at scale' the last number of days

Cabinet abandoned plans to introduce fines for drinking takeaway pints outside today.

# pubs - Monday 16 November, 2020

'We have to get the doors open before Christmas': Retailers and pubs call for clarity on re-opening

The Vintners Federation of Ireland said outdoor-only service is “useless” for many pubs.

# pubs - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

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

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

# pubs - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Takeaway beers allowed in England after government U-turn on lockdown rules

New rules state drinks must be pre-ordered online or by phone.

# pubs - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Pubs and restaurants face Christmas uncertainty due to restrictions

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

# pubs - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Supports in Budget will bring 'some degree of confidence' to publicans, Vintners Federation says

Paschal Donohoe announced the various reliefs for the hospitality sector today.

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

Paschal Donohoe announced the various reliefs today.

# pubs - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Support package worth millions for live gigs and music industry to form part of Budget

Live music venues, big and small, will be able to apply for a minimum of €10,000 under the scheme,

# pubs - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Pubs' legal action against FBD insurance over Covid-19 cover begins

In what are seen as important test cases lawyers representing four publicans have brought cases challenging FBD Insurance Plc’s refusal to indemnify them.

# pubs - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

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.

# pubs - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Contact tracers to begin asking community transmission cases about visits to pubs and restaurants

Currently around one in four cases are identified as community transmission.

Gardaí say a further 15 pubs found to be in potential breach of Covid-19 restrictions

Gardaí also conducted 500 checkpoints in and around Dublin last weekend as part of Operation Fanacht.

# pubs - Monday 21 September, 2020

'We've been going for 188 years, we've been through it all': Pubs promise to prioritise safety on the big reopening day

So-called ‘wet pubs’ in Dublin will have to wait at least another three weeks to reopen.

Reduce your close contacts by half over the next week, say Dr Ronan Glynn and Philip Nolan

Senior civil servant Liz Canavan said that counties Louth, Waterford, Limerick, Kildare, Donegal Leitrim and Offaly have shown “concerning trends”.

# pubs - Friday 18 September, 2020

'There's no way I'm closing': Dublin pubs and restaurants say another closure would cost thousands

Pubs and restaurants have condemned the mixed messaging from the government.

Pubs and restaurants expected to close, but the data around Covid outbreaks paints a complex picture

The industry has said that few cases are linked to pubs and restaurants but international studies suggest dining out could be a factor in the spread of the disease.

# pubs - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Varadkar: 'If public health teams recommend that a meat plant should close, it should close. Full stop'

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said meat barons are playing with people’s lives.

# pubs - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Gardaí recorded 16 breaches of Covid guidelines in pubs and restaurants in the past week

The breaches occurred between 7 and 13 September.

# pubs - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

LVA says decision to keep wet pubs in Dublin closed is 'absolutely devastating'

Outside Dublin, wet pubs are set to reopen as planned next Monday.

# pubs - Monday 14 September, 2020

Dublin pubs not expected to reopen on Monday due to rising Covid-19 cases in the county

Pubs in all 26 counties were due to reopen next week but rising cases in Dublin mean some will remain closed.

Queuing system for the jacks, individually wrapped straws and everyone out by 11.30pm: Here are the guidelines for pubs reopening

So-called ‘wet pubs’ in Ireland are permitted to reopen from 21 September.

# pubs - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Poll: Do you think 'wet' pubs should be allowed to reopen this month? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think 'wet' pubs should be allowed to reopen this month?

Many of the 3,000 pubs that don’t serve food have been closed since March.

# pubs - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

13 more pubs found to be in potential breach of Covid-19 restrictions

Gardaí said that to date, the vast majority of licences premises have been complying with regulations.

'Common sense has broken down': Government slammed for 'bonkers' measures and 'mixed messaging'

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly called for political solidarity.

Publicans: 'It would be a body blow if Dublin pubs have to remain closed'

Yesterday, Cabinet agreed that ‘wet’ pubs can reopen their doors on 21 September.

# pubs - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Pubs may not reopen and other businesses may close if Covid situation gets worse, government admits

Cabinet ministers have highlighted that case numbers have not resulted in a big hike in ICU, hospitalisation numbers, or deaths.

'Families have suffered enough': Emotional scenes outside the Dáil as publicans demand 'fair play'

The pubs have been given the green light to reopen on 21 September.

Pubs given green light to reopen from 21 September

Cabinet agreed that pubs which do not serve food can reopen from 21 September, subject to local restrictions.

Poll: Will you be happy if pubs reopen this month? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you be happy if pubs reopen this month?

Cabinet is expected to permit the reopening of wet pubs from 21 September.

Cabinet expected to permit reopening of pubs from 21 September

Local restrictions may be implemented in some areas with high incidence of Covid-19, however.

# pubs - Monday 7 September, 2020

Tánaiste says no date agreed for 'wet pubs' reopening, but new roadmap will provide certainty to the public

“No one in Ireland has died of Covid in the last 14 days,” Leo Varadkar said today.

# pubs - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Catch up on all that made the headlines.

Everyone out by 11.30pm and no time limits where 2m distance maintained - Draft guidelines for pub reopening

Under the draft guidelines group numbers would still be limited to six people from no more than three households.

# pubs - Saturday 5 September, 2020

How does Ireland's approach to reopening pubs compare to other countries?

Ireland is the only country in Europe in which pubs that do not serve food are still fully closed.

# pubs - Friday 4 September, 2020

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”.

'Some people are getting a little terrorised': Tánaiste says we should not be obsessing about daily Covid numbers

Leo Varadkar said the publication of daily figures should continue but said more ‘common sense’ needed to be heard now.

# pubs - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Publicans blast 'crazy' new rule requiring details of food orders to be kept for 28 days

One Fianna Fáil TD condemned the new rules as ‘authoritarian’.

Pub reopening guidelines will be issued 'shortly', says Taoiseach as he meets protesting publicans

‘We do want to open up other sectors of the economy, including pubs,’ said the Taoiseach.

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