On Wednesday last Taoiseach Micheál Martin said publicans should ‘forget about takeaway pints’. Photograph: iStock

The message from Taoiseach Micheál Martin that people should “forget about takeaway pints” as the country struggles to curb the spread of Covid-19 see(...)

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(...)

The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI)said the  appeal was just that - nothing has changed with regard to the law allowing off-premises trade. Photograph: iStock

Publicans were warned to “forget about takeaway pints” by Taoiseach Micheál Martin who said their sale encouraged social gatherings at odds with sweep(...)

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 (...)

As of 2pm on Saturday, 254 Covid-19 patients were in hospital with 31 of those in intensive care units. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A further 243 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the State. Seven additional deaths were reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team ((...)

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(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly plans to bring proposals to Cabinet on Tuesday to ban takeaway sales from pubs for the remainder of the Level 5 lockdown. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly plans to bring proposals to Cabinet on Tuesday to ban takeaway sales from pubs for the remainder of the Level 5 l(...)

A man sits outside a pub in Dublin’s city centre. Pubs in the capital which don’t serve food have been closed since March.  Photograph: PA

Nationwide restrictions limiting all pubs and restaurants to outdoor seating and a maximum of 15 customers will be an effective closure order for many(...)

Jim Gordon, owner of the Revolution Bar in Waterford city. ‘People are tending to go bar to bar to bar, booking a table for an hour and a half in each place,’ he says. ‘We’ve had to be really strict.’ Photograph:  Patrick Browne

Running a pub since the Covid-19 restrictions lifted two weeks ago is “is like being a schoolteacher”, says Jim Gordon, the owner of Revolution Bar in(...)

Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn and Taoiseach Micheál Martin  during a post-Cabinet press briefing at Government Buildings. Photograph: PA Photo

and STEPHEN MAGUIRE People across the Border from Co Donegal have been urged to use their “civil an moral conscience” if considering visiting the coun(...)

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