Extension to period of Covid compliance for Bars & Restaurants

The length of time that bars and restaurants in the north west are going to have to comply with Covid-19 restrictions could be increased later today.


A Vintners federation spokesperson has already expressed concern at moves to extend the period.


Garda powers to make pubs and restaurants comply with Covid-19 restrictions could be extended until next June.


Justice Minister Helen McEntee will look for an approval on the extension at a meeting of Cabinet later today.


The move is seen as necessary, as a clause in the current legislation means it could expire on November 9th.


President of the Vintners Federation, Padraig Cribben, is concerned about the length of the extension being sought: