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Joe Mulqueen of Andys Gastropub in Nenagh, Co Tipperary: ‘The solution was the ventilation all along’. Picture: Arthur Ellis

“We did everything we were told to do,” Joe Mulqueen said while flicking through a 400-page folder of Fáilte Ireland guidelines and records at his restaurant, bar and B&B.

The temperature of staff members at Andy’s Gastropub in Nenagh, Co Tipperary was checked at the start of each day, with shifts staggered and capacity reduced. Mulqueen also installed almost €5,000-worth of glass screens between tables, and an open-sided marquee outside.

He supplied masks to his ...