Saturday August 15, 2020

Pubs face ‘death knell’ if August 10 reopening is put back

Prominent publicans warn that many hostelries are reaching a financial breaking point after being closed for almost five months

Killian Woods

Business reporter

@killianwoods
2nd August, 2020
The government delayed the plan to reopen the remainder of licensed premises until August 10, but Tánaiste Leo Varadkar warned that the reopening of all pubs could be delayed beyond that date

The “death knell” will be sounded for many pubs around the country if they are not allowed to reopen next week, owners have warned.

Pubs and bars that serve food have been permitted to reopen since June 29. It was originally planned that premises which do not serve food could reopen on July 20.

The government delayed the plan to reopen the remainder of licensed premises until August 10, but Tánaiste Leo Varadkar warned that...

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