Adrian Cummins

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‘This might be the most traditional Christmas than we have seen for many years.’

The list of seasonal milestones set to be cancelled, curtailed or re-imagined this winter is long. It is either profoundly depressing or a golden oppo(...)

An employee sets out tables for customers outside of a pub in Dublin on Friday. Photograph:   Paul Faith/AFP

Tighter coronavirus restrictions and a ban on indoor dining in Dublin will lead to an “economic meltdown” for the restaurant and hospitality sector, t(...)

Outdoor diners in Dublin city centre on Friday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/

The State’s public health emergency team has warned the Government that the profile of coronavirus in Dublin is at an “extremely critical juncture”. (...)

Adrian Cummins: ‘You can’t just turn on and turn off a business every two weeks.’File photograph: Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) has said the lack of updated guidelines for Dublin businesses is causing “anxiety and stress”. The Nati(...)

 Publican Hugh Hourican with a pint of Guinness and a receipt at The Boar’s Head Pub on Capel Street, Dublin. Publicans are annoyed with the suggestion that they have to retain sales receipts for 28 days. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A number of Ministers are exasperated at the latest self-inflicted controversy for the Government after poor communications and confusion prompted fur(...)

The new rules oblige pubs and restaurants to keep a record of what substantial meals customers have ordered for 28 days. Photograph: Alan Betson

Restaurants and pubs serving food have expressed concern about new regulations that will oblige them to keep a record of what substantial meals custom(...)

“Some commercial landlords seem to be oblivious to fact that Ireland is in an economic crisis.” Photograph: iStock

The Restaurants Association of Ireland has called on the Government to take urgent action to help restaurants deal with landlord disputes over the cha(...)

Eoghan O’Mara Walsh, CEO of the  Irish Tourism Industry Confederation: The loss of the over-70s cohort would be a ‘further blow’ to hotels and the hospitality sector. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Recommendations that over-70s should reconsider taking staycations and visiting hotels has been met with disappointment by the hospitality and tourism(...)

Gardaí check approximately 2,500-3,000 hospitality businesses every week. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty Images

The law should change so that pubs, restaurants and hotels found to be in “flagrant breach” of the Covid-19 rules can be closed immediately, represent(...)

A sreengrab from a video on social media appearing to show a large crowd in the Dublin City centre bar   on Dame Lane.

A Dublin city venue at the centre of a controversy over alleged breaches of coronavirus guidelines remained shut on Sunday after owner Jay Bourke said(...)

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