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Tanaiste Leo Varadkar announcing the €2 million Micro-Enterprise Assistance Fund at the K-Leisure facility in Naas, Co Kildare. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Government has announced a new grant of up to €1,000 for small businesses most affected by coronavirus restrictions to help them adapt to be able (...)

Grants of €4,000 will be available to B&Bs that do not pay rates to their local authority. Photograph: Getty Images

Bed & Breakfast owners who do not pay local authority rates will be able to claim grants of up to €4,000 from Monday following the launch of an €8(...)

The Book of Kells and its display case in the newly-refurbished treasury in the Old Library in Trinity College Dublin.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Book of Kells is finally getting a setting worthy of its status as a world-renowned cultural artefact and Ireland’s best known treasure. For dec(...)

Breege O’Donoghue: one of the best and most respected corporate directors in Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Something sits uneasily about the resignation this week of Fáilte Ireland director, the veteran former Penneys/Primark executive Breege O’Donoghue, ju(...)

Live music events will have to adhere to social distancing rules when ‘wet pubs’ reopen on September 21st. This file imags shows a music session in a pub before the pandemic. File photograph: Frank Miller.

The National Public Health Emergency Team has recommended that new household restrictions be introduced in Dublin to address rising numbers of Covid-1(...)

Breege O’Donoghue. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A second member of Fáilte Ireland’s board has resigned after it emerged that she went to Spain on holidays during the summer despite the Government ad(...)

Given the ban on bar counter seating, some small pubs may not be able to guarantee even one metre physical distancing between customers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On Tuesday, Cabinet gave the green light for all so-called “wet pubs” (pubs which do not serve food) to reopen from September 21st, seven months after(...)

 J P McMahon:  I wonder who is actually writing these regulations as they seem to show no understanding of the daily workings of the hospitality industry. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Regulation, after regulation, after regulation. It seems there is no end to the mad antics of this Government regarding the hospitality industry. Firs(...)

While you may already be familiar with taking pictures of your food in restaurants, you will now have to get used to taking some of your receipts to claim back tax under the Government’s Stay and Spend Scheme. Photograph: iStock.

Is the Government going to pay people to go on holidays? No, it is not. However, it is offering to give people a tax credit of more than €100 if they(...)

The new rules oblige pubs and restaurants to keep a record of what substantial meals customers have ordered for 28 days. Photograph: Alan Betson

Restaurants and pubs serving food have expressed concern about new regulations that will oblige them to keep a record of what substantial meals custom(...)

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