Jp Mcmahon

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Dear Taoiseach, I’m sure you know by now that the hospitality industry is on its knees. I’m sure you know by now that for most of us level 3, 4 and 5 (...)

JP McMahon says that just one of his three Galway restaurants is financially viable at present. Photograph: Fusionshooters

The Michelin-star Aniar restaurant in Galway will remain closed until at least next March, its owner, JP McMahon, has said. This is due to the impact (...)

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(...)

Aoife Tynan (13) and Amelie Veale (13), from Dublin, enjoy a paddle while on staycation near Carna, Connemara. Photograph: Fran Veale

The Government’s €125 “staycation” tax voucher may help to extend the tourist season, but the failure to cut the 13.5 per cent VAT rate is a crippling(...)

Elaine Murphy of the  Winding Stair restaurant group: “very disappointed  VAT rate has not been  significantly cut”. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

There has been a mixed reaction from the restaurant sector to measures announced on Thursday as part of the €7 billion “July Jobs” stimulus plan. Whil(...)

“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. (...)

Aer Lingus is flying to three destinations in the US – Boston, New York and Chicago – and has kept those routes active throughout the crisis. Photograph:  Colin Keegan

Passenger numbers from the US to Ireland in recent days have been less than 10 per cent of what would normally be expected at this time of year while (...)

The local multiplier effect means that every €100 spent in the local economy is actually worth €500. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There was no sign of much change in consumer behaviour as folk lined up in their hundreds to buy cheap clothes from Penneys when its flagship shop on (...)

Restaurateur JP McMahon is hoping the State’s social distancing guidance will be cut from two metres to one metre. Photograph: Fusionshooters.

Galway-based chef and restaurant owner JP McMahon has said his business is in a battle for “survival” and there is no guarantee than his Michelin-star(...)

Social distancing: ‘For us 1m is the way we need to go, because we are already losing 40 per cent occupancy in the restaurant,’ says Nicole Jordan of Fire Steakhouse & Bar, in Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

“We won’t be opening on June 29th, and it’s a really hard decision, because we have customers ringing up all the time saying they would like to book a(...)

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