Adrian Cummins

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Covid-19 signage on a bar in FIRE restaurant. File photograph Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

The group representing thousands of restaurants in Ireland is preparing to begin a legal challenge against the Government’s decision to allow hotels t(...)

No date has been set for the resumption of wider indoor dining apart from within hotels. Photograph: iStock

The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) has sharply criticised the Government’s reopening plan for “dividing” the hospitality sector. Under the (...)

Ready for outdoor dining in Dublin city centre before Level 5. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The take-up by taxpayers of the Government’s “stay and spend” scheme has been well below original estimates. The scheme, due to conclude at the end (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin addresses the nation at Government Buildings in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

The Government’s plan to ease Covid-19 restrictions has been criticised by hospitality and construction industry groups, as well as by Opposition poli(...)

The RAI says says food and beverage activities employed 125,800 people in 2019 across around 10,000 businesses. Photograph: iStock

Publicans want to know if they will only be allowed to reopen for customers who have been vaccinated against Covid-19.  Vintners have asked for (...)

A deserted Grafton Street: the rate of new infections is seemingly stuck at  about  500 cases per day. Photograph: Gareth Chaney

Pressure is building once again in retail and, especially, the hospitality sector for guidance from Government on when businesses may be able to reope(...)

The High Court ruled that four pub owners are entitled to be compensated by FBD.

Twelve insurance companies have been put on notice that they face High Court action from hundreds of restaurants and bars following Friday’s landmark (...)

Adrian Cummins, chief executive of the RAI, said ‘our reading of it is that hospitality won’t be touched, just retail’. Photograph: iStock

The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) has said it does not believe that the hospitality sector will be affected by new Government restrictions (...)

 Yamamori restaurant on Dublin’s South Great George’s Street, closed during April 2020. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

As ministers prepare to announce fresh anti-virus restrictions for the hospitality sector, representatives of the industry say they will accept a long(...)

JP McMahon in his Michelin-starred Galway restaurant Ainar: “I’m just too tired of all this uncertainty.”  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

“I’m devastated. I couldn’t sleep last night. We still owe Revenue from before the first lockdown and with rent due on all three premises, I don’t kno(...)

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