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?
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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