Hospitality reels: ‘It’s been rapidly downhill – it’s fallen off a cliff’

With the coronavirus pushing the hospitality and tourism sectors to breaking point, many business owners are crying out desperately for help – while others either can’t face or publicly voice their fears

15th March, 2020
4
Temple Bar: businesses are fearful over reduced custom in pubs and restaurants

Rows of empty tables stretched out behind the general manager of one of Dublin’s best-known restaurants. “No, no impact as of yet,” she said of the Covid-19 outbreak. “Bookings are holding up fine.”

The stony silence that hung in the air belied her insistence that all was proceeding as usual.

It was the same elsewhere in Dublin, and throughout the country, on Thursday night. Businesses the length and breadth...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month, €19.99 Monthly thereafter

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Government should begin delayed dosing programme this week, O‘Neill says

Coronavirus Rachel Lavin 13 hours ago

Tony O’Brien: Our quarantine approach seems designed with failure in mind

Coronavirus Tony O'Brien 13 hours ago

Exemption to hotel quarantine sought for ‘essential’ engineers by business groups

Coronavirus Lorcan Allen 13 hours ago

Danielle Barron on Covid-19: Celebrations across the water - are we nearly there yet?