Simon Harris, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, at government buildings this afternoon.
I ask why it’s ok to open them now when it wasn’t in July, or then August, and yet it is in September when the national situation has deteriorated. Harris says NPHET has advised it is no riskier than other pubs; also points to enactment of laws to increase punishment for breaches
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) September 8, 2020
Pre-rona boozing in Dublin city
It is understood that the Cabinet has agreed that pubs that do not serve food will be able to reopen from 21 September.
This will be subject to local restrictions that may arise from time to time.
Draft Government guidelines, which were drawn up in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland, were circulated to vintners’ groups last weekend.
They are broadly the same as those that have been brought in for pubs where food is being served.
Earlier: A Limerick A Day
— Elaine Loughlin (@Elaine_Loughlin) September 8, 2020
Outside Leinster House, Dublin 2.
TJ McInerney, of T.J Mac’s pub in Mullinahone, County Tipperary breaks down as he joins other publicans in calling for the re-opening of so-called ‘wet pubs’.