Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said it would be necessary to work on a ‘survival plan’ for industries that have been ordered by Government to stay closed such as pubs. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

There is growing concern and “scepticism” across the pub trade that bars not serving food will be unable to reopen at the end of the month given the c(...)

“This is Groundhog Day for the trade as twice now the reopening of pubs has been postponed.” Photograph: Getty Images

The Government’s sympathy for 3,500 “abandoned” pubs that must now remain closed due to a rise in Covid-19 infections in the State will do nothing to (...)

Acting Chief Medical Office  Dr Ronan Glynn: ‘Ensure gatherings are kept to a minimum and invite no more than 10 others into your home.’ Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Dublin

There have been no further deaths related to Covid-19 in the State and 45 new cases confirmed, according to figures released on Saturday evening by th(...)

Plans to reopen pubs that do not serve food and nightclubs has been postponed until August 10th. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has delayed the next reopening phase from the Covid-19 lockdown, postponing the reopening of remaining pubs and resumption of larger ga(...)

LVA chief executive Donall O’Keefe said it is ‘unacceptable’ that  people are allowed to drink alcohol on streets. File photograph: iStock

Further restrictions on reopenings may be imposed if businesses continue to flaunt social distancing guidelines, Minister for Justice Helen McEntee ha(...)

Photograph: iStock

The drinks sector could shed about 22,500 jobs this year with pub sales expected to fall by at least half in the second half of the year, a report com(...)

Video footage circulating on social media showed a large crowd socialising and drinking on Dame Lane. Photograph: iStock

Emergency legislation should be fast-tracked giving gardaí extra powers to close down businesses responsible for selling alcohol to on-street drinkers(...)

Customers are not staying away because drink is too expensive. Photograph: iStock

Anti-drink campaigners were quick out of the blocks this week to denounce tax cut campaigns by parts of the hospitality industry. Alcohol Action Irela(...)

The restaurants group argued that a VAT cut on pub drink from 23 to 9% was unrealistic, given the cost, and said lobbying should be focused elsewhere.  Photograph: Tom Honan

Serious tensions have emerged between groups representing restaurants and publicans over a campaign for tax cuts to save them from being overwhelmed b(...)

Mulligans of Poolbeg Street is among the 7,000 pubs countrywide that have been closed since the pandemic began. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Publicans who flout the guidelines aimed at suppressing the coronavirus pandemic when they reopen their doors next week face losing their licences in (...)

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