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A Sligo Restaurateur and former President of the Restaurants Association is questioning the organisation over their response to yesterday’s budget.   The Restaurants Association of Ireland described Budget 2022 as being disastrous,  showing no ambition to stimulate the tourism industry, and were particularly critical of the decision to end the …

The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland are predicting 3,400 job losses across the border counties in the drinks and hospitality sector in the new year.   Their analysis says there will be 40,000 fewer jobs nationally with rural areas, women, and young people being impacted the most.   DIGI has…

A local restauratuer says there are mixed messages ‘yet again’ surrounding guidelines for the hospitality sector. Failte Ireland are expected to publish updated guidelines today after holding talks with government officials yesterday following the Attorney General, Paul Gallagher, confirming that outdoor gatherings of upto 200 guests can take place in…

The advice from The National Public Health Emergency Team NOT to bring children into indoor dining settings has been strongly criticised by a local restaurant owner.   The Chief Medical Officer says it’s safer not to bring children into indoor dining services, saying it’s the responsible public health advice.  …

A Sligo Restaurateur and former president of the Restaurants Association of Ireland says a mechanism that will lead to the return of indoor dining will have to be given every chance to succeed.   Anthony Gray was reacting to the news that 1.9 million passports will be circulated shortly to…

The Restaurants Association says it’s willing to work day and night to ensure indoor dining can reopen alongside international travel. Hospitality industry representatives are meeting with Government officials this afternoon to seek a workable plan that would see restaurants, pubs and cafes fully reopen from July 19th. Restaurateurs say it’s…

There is a growing concern for those in the hospitality sector in the northwest in relation to indoor dining going ahead from next Monday.   The National Public Health Emergency Team will meet today to consider its advice to the Government on the further easing of Covid-19 restrictions from next…