Easing of covid restrictions in North could damage North West hospitality

It’s feared that the hospitality sector in the North West and Border Region could lose business to Northern Ireland unless indoor dining is introduced sooner in the Republic of Ireland.


A group representing restaurants is calling for an acceleration to the reopening of indoor dining here.


The call comes after it was announced yesterday indoor dining would return in Northern Ireland on May 24th.


Six people will be allowed sit together, with no limit on the number of households they can be from.


Up to 500 people will also be able to attend an outdoor event. While the Irish Cup Final will be allowed to have 1,000 spectators.


Adrian Cummins, CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, says the government here needs to allow indoor dining to reopen in June: