Aashim Bajaj, Cinnamon Garden Restaurant: ‘The impact of this third lockdown is undeniable.’

‘Opening and closing a business is not easy’ Aashim Bajaj, The Cinnamon Garden, Co Meath Laying off people who have stood by me for years is a hard t(...)

Leo Varadkar: he  said he knew businesses wanted certainty, which he could not offer, so the best thing for them to do was to plan “that this will be a three-month period”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has advised businesses that are closed at present to plan to remain closed for the first quarter of this year. The overriding o(...)

New personal injuries guidelines are set to be adopted and published by the Judicial Council by July 31st.

Insurance reform must be “sorted” in 2021, a group representing businesses across the country has argued, if small and medium sized businesses are to (...)

The scheme encourages us to spend money in an Irish hotel, guesthouse or restaurant by giving us a tax rebate on what we spend. Photograph: iStock

The new year is looking a lot brighter than the gloomy one we are about to unceremoniously kick out the back door with a vengeance. There are bright n(...)

Mark Hession and Sandra Murphy who are due to get married in Co Kerry next week.

Live music and dancing are not allowed at weddings held in hotels this month, under official guidance issued by Fáilte Ireland this week. A couple du(...)

Publicans say it is better to have people in pubs than attending house parties. Photograph: iStock

The December trading period is like a “life buoy” for hospitality businesses, representatives have said, as they called on the Government to allow the(...)

The Irish Hotels Federation says the controlled environment of hotels can help to minimise the number and extent of social gatherings in home settings, thereby significantly reducing the risk this Christmas. Photograph: iStock

Hoteliers are calling on the Government to allow people to travel outside their county and to permit indoor dining in hotels, including for non-reside(...)

The Chief Justice Frank Clarke said in his letter a judge should not attend any event which is organised in breach of the law or where there may be a reasonable public perception that this is so. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The following three letters were published Monday evening by the Chief Justice Mr Justice Frank Clarke in the context of his views on Mr Justice Seamu(...)

Dermot Kelly, co-owner of  the Shannon Springs Hotel in Shannon, Co Clare. ‘You don’t know how long we’re going to be in this situation for.’ Photograph: Eamon Ward

Hotelier Dermot Kelly, who co-owns the Shannon Springs Hotel in Shannon, Co Clare, has been putting the final touches to a €2.5 million development in(...)

The national hotel occupancy rate for December – traditionally a busy time  with seasonal functions – is predicted to be just 10%

The post-summer lull in “staycations” and the State’s Covid-19 public health restrictions forced occupancy rates at Irish hotels down almost 60 per c(...)

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