Restaurants, pubs and retail want clarity on Christmas

With Christmas just over five weeks away, should a Cork restaurant order turkeys, or a Dublin pub hire and train extra staff, or retailers countrywide order stock that may never sell?

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
15th November, 2020
Restaurants, pubs and retail want clarity on Christmas
Henry Street Dublin, retailers are appealing to the government for advance clarity on whether they will be able to trade in the weeks coming up to Christmas. Credit: Fergal Philips

The difficulties in preparing for what is traditionally the busiest time of year under a cloud of uncertainty were all the more apparent for restaurateur Claire Nash on Friday, when she rang her usual turkey supplier and didn’t know whether to place an order or not.

“It is quite disheartening that we might be expected to hear ‘ready, steady, go’ on December 1. For most businesses, Christmas is the finish line, it is...

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