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Rogue operators” who “step out of line” from government guidelines to stop the unvaxxed from entering restaurants will be closed down immediately, Adrian Cummins (above) chief executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland warned earlier

This morning/afternoon.


Representatives from the restaurant and bar sector will this evening meet Government officials as work continues on guidelines ahead of the anticipated reopening of indoor hospitality next week.

The question of whether or not there will be time limits on the indoor service in bars and restaurants will be examined.

The issue of social distancing requirements, along with air ventilation measures, are also up for discussion.

The expectation within Government currently is that indoor hospitality will reopen next week for fully vaccinated people and those who have recovered from Covid-19.

This is contingent on President Michael D Higgins signing the necessary legislation, which was passed by the Dáil and Seanad last week.

Talks on reopening indoor dining for fully vaccinated (RTÉ)

Warning issued to ‘rogue operators’ in hospitality industry (Irish Times)


This afternoon

The Restaurants Association of Ireland has responded to proposals which would see displaying calories on menus becoming mandatory for all restaurants, pubs, catering establishments and eateries..

Adrian Cummins, CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, says:

“It looks like this proposed legislation for presenting calories on menus is being rammed through by the Government with little thought about the negative effects it will have. This really is nanny-statism at its best.

Enforcing calorie count menus will cost the state tens of millions of euro to implement, money that would quite frankly be better spent elsewhere.

Chefs will also be spending more and more time doing paperwork than in the kitchen, which will do nothing to make the career more appealing when we are facing a chef shortage….

…Yet again, the government are stifling small businesses who cannot afford the administration of this. It’s unacceptable.”

The Restaurants Association of Ireland have called on their members to make their voices heard and submit a submission to The Department of Health and Minister for Health Simon Harris TD [at link below]…


Submit a submission here

Restaurant owners urged to object to plans for calorie information on menus (Irish Examiner)