Pub industry on ‘verge of collapse’ due to restrictions

Vintners’ Federation says new rules for Dublin effectively close most pubs in the capital

18th September, 2020
Pub industry on ‘verge of collapse’ due to restrictions
Closing pubs is ‘misguided’ as most transmission of the virus happens in people’s homes, according to the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

The Irish pub industry is on the “verge of collapsing” due to government Covid-19 restrictions that were advised by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet), an industry lobby group has said.

The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) said the new restrictions planned for Dublin “effectively close” most pubs in the capital. It said similar action had been “threatened” in the rest of the country, putting the survival of the sector at risk....

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