Representatives of the restaurant and hospitality sector have given a cautious welcome to the Government’s easing of Covid-19 restrictions announced on Tuesday evening.  File photograph: John G Mabanglo/EPA

Opposition politicians and hospitality industry representatives on Tuesday night welcomed the Government’s latest plan to unwind Covid-19 restrictions(...)

Under the new guidelines, bands must be at a distance of at least two metres away from customers. Photograph: Getty Images

Musicians and entertainers, who have spent 500 days locked out of work because of Covid-19 restrictions, have welcomed new guidelines which will permi(...)

Outstanding issues which could impact the scope of the booster programme include advice on mixing vaccines, the space between second and booster doses, and precise definitions of the cohorts to be targeted. Photograph: Laetitia Vancon/New York Times

About 1 million people are likely to be targeted for Covid booster shots in the State’s first sweep of the population over autumn and winter, The Iri(...)

Waiting staff member Ilie at Dakota on South William Street, Dublin, preparing yesterday for the reopening of indoor dining today. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ministers will tomorrrow push for the numbers permitted at weddings to increase beyond the current limit of 50 guests. A number of Cabinet sources sa(...)

The digital Covid certificate is being used for travel and will be key to accessing indoor dining

Ministers have been warned that the deepening complexity of Covid restrictions risks damaging compliance among the population, as frustration mounts (...)

Outdoor dining in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Industry groups representing restaurants and pubs have welcomed the Government’s plan to allow indoor dining to resume in the coming weeks as a “giant(...)

Representatives of the hospitality industry have called for planning in advance of the current date for reopening. Photograph: iStock

A further 365 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported by the Department of Health on Monday. Additionally, there were 51 patients in hospital with th(...)

There are divided views in the hospitality industry on antigen testing. File photograph: Getty

Hospitality sector representatives have said it is essential that the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) is involved in talks with Governme(...)

The hospitality industry argues  lead-in times for rehiring staff, restocking kitchens and ordering alcohol supplies have been thrown into disarray. File photograph: iStock

The Government is coming under pressure to give more certainty over the removal of Covid restrictions planned for July 5th, with the Coalition accused(...)

Conor Potts, Anne Conway , Lisa Brannigan and Kate Daly at Slatterys pub on Capel Street on Monday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ireland has taken another stride back to normality as pubs, restaurants and leisure facilities reopened on Monday. Hospitality venues can serve food (...)

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