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A Donegal Councillor and hotelier believes the negative impact Brexit will have on the hospitality sector is being overlooked because of the pandemic. Micheal Naughton fears it could be much worse for businesses than Covid-19 has been for the past 18 months. He says there are a number of other…

Indoor dining in pubs, restaurants and cafes resumes this morning for the first time since December across the north west. A maximum of 6 adults will be allowed at one table, wearing face masks will be mandatory while not seated and only those who have been fully vaccinated or have…

Groups from the hospitality industry are to consult with their members across the north west this week on proposals to get indoor dining reopened.   They met government officials yesterday to devise a plan that would allow for the safe reopening of indoor hospitality from the 19th of July.  …

A Leitrim Councillor and Publican is claiming that the Government’s ‘stay and spend scheme’ which was aimed at kick-starting the hospitality sector between October last year and April this year has failed miserably in providing assistance to the sector.   Over 10,800 claims were made under the scheme.   Latest…

Significant parts of the hospitality sector could re-open in June under plans being considered by the government today.   The cabinet sub-committee on Covid will meet this evening to discuss re-opening plans for the next few months.     NPHET will meet this morning to consider the Covid situation and…

The Irish Hotels Federation is calling on the government to provide a roadmap for the reopening of the sector, with dates included as to when they can reopen.   Paul Diver, the IHF’s Chair in Donegal, says there is a lot of work involved in reopening a hotel after a…

The readiness of the local tourism and hospitality sector to cater for the influx of people taking staycations in the north west has been raised by a local councillor.   With Covid-19 restrictions likely to reduce the number of those considering holidaying abroad this year, large numbers are expected to…