‘We’re absolutely delighted to be back, but what we need now is to stay open for good’

Around the country, pubs and restaurants who have brought back indoor dining are reporting that the much-touted vaccine pass system is proving quick and easy to use

Benny Jacob, owner of Pickle restaurant on Camden Street in Dublin, ls hopeful restaurants can remain open. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Success on the GAA pitch doesn’t come often for the small rural village of Tubber in Co Offaly. Since it was founded in 1979, Tubber GAA club has won just 11 county titles in league and championship at adult level.

It was something of a surprise, therefore, when the club’s adult footballers secured not one but two county trophies last weekend. In a village as small as Tubber, there was only one place to gather ...