Gina Murphy

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 The industry has battled a shortage of chefs for years but it was exacerbated by the pandemic. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Chef and restaurant proprietor Gareth ‘Gaz’ Smith, who runs Michael’s in Mount Merrion in Dublin, held a meeting with his senior team on Wednesday. Mi(...)

Jess Murphy in her Kai Cafe and Restaurant, Galway, where things are going ‘better than expected’. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Restaurateurs have reported a generally smooth transition to indoor dining a week after finally being able to open to customers. The vast majority of(...)

Gina Murphy, owner of Hugo’s restaurant on Merrion Row. Photograph: Damien Eagers

Restaurateurs with little to no space for outdoor dining have responded to the plan for reopening the hospitality sector with anger and upset. Hotel(...)

Jumoke Akintola and Peter Hogan in their restaurant, Beach House, in Tramore, Co Waterford (photographed in February, before the imposition of Covid-19 restrictions), where they will run a Christmas market. Photograph: Patrick Browne

“We were going to do a five-day week. It was worth a lot of money to us. We had a very long discussion about it and we took it to a vote.” Damien Gre(...)

Gaz Smith outside his restaurant  Michael’s of Mount Merrion. ‘I see the blended use of space being with us for a while.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“Dublin city centre is an absolute disaster. It’s a tumbleweed situation, especially after 6pm when businesses close. Last night we did 16 people, and(...)

“On Friday we did six covers, normally I’d do 400,” says Boxty House owner  Pádraig Óg Gallagher

The Boxty House in Temple Bar, a family-run restaurant that has been operating in Dublin 2 for more than 30 years, has closed its doors indefinitely. (...)

The Unicorn restaurant has operated at Merrion Row since 1938. Photograph:    Eric Luke

Dublin City Council has put on hold plans by Aviva to demolish a building that houses the fabled Unicorn restaurant on Dublin’s Merrion Row to make wa(...)