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 (...)

Closed pubs in Dublin’s Temple Bar. Publicans had hoped they would  be able to reopen on  August 10th. Photograph: Collins

What did the Cabinet meet to decide? Whether the State could move into Phase Four of the so-called roadmap for reopening society and business from ne(...)

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(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said efforts at assisting businesses badly hit by Covid-19 were disproportionately weighted toward loans and debt. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald dismissed the Government’s stimulus package as “miserly”, saying the tourism and hospitality sector would be underw(...)

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(...)

Lorna McGourty, who runs McGourty’s pub in Castlerea: she is concerned about the lack of clear guidance ahead of the planned reopening next week.

When pubs closed in March due to coronavirus, Pearse Bolger found himself left without any social outlet. Aged 62, he lives alone in Castlerea, Co Ro(...)

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(...)

Clancy’s Bar, Cork City has introduced temperature checks, private snugs and a roof garden. Pictured, Zaida Reyes  cleaning glass in one of the snugs. Photograph: Clare Keogh

A publican in Cork has said he is not re-opening under Covid-19 restrictions because they would turn his bar “into a crime scene” and believes he woul(...)

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(...)

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