Restaurant sector: ‘We’re in for serious, serious problems in 2021’

Restaurateurs worry how long more their businesses can hold out, even with state supports. But some see a glimmer of hope as the Covid-19 vaccines start to arrive

3rd January, 2021
Restaurant sector: ‘We’re in for serious, serious problems in 2021’
Eimear Killian, general manager of the Brasserie in Galway: ‘People will need help going into the first six months of 2021.’ Photo: Andrew Downes

Customers of the Brasserie on the Corner in Galway city weren’t looking for much in December, just something that wasn’t the same as the previous nine months of their lives.

“People were just so excited to be out,” Eimear Killian, the restaurant’s general manager, said.

“A couple of people have said to me recently: it’s just to hear other people talking, to hear laughter and have an...

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