Wednesday September 23, 2020

Vintners hit out at Nphet over research that delayed reopening of ‘wet’ pubs

LVA surprised by document which contained news clippings of outbreaks in six countries and four lines of advice to government

Killian Woods

Business reporter

9th August, 2020
‘Wet’ pubs will have to wait until at least the end of the month to reopen. Picture: Fergal Phillips

The Licensed Vintners’ Association has hit out at the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) over the research used to inform whether all licensed premises could reopen tomorrow.

Last week, Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced pubs would not reopen this week. He said the decision to keep pubs that do not serve a substantial meal closed was based on advice the government received from the Nphet.

In a letter to government last Tuesday,...

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