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New hospitality restrictions described as another blow to live event sector

Nov 17, 2021 13:11 By Shannonside News
New hospitality restrictions described as another blow to live event sector New hospitality restrictions described as another blow to live event sector
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Performers say they'll be forced out of the industry due to the lack of supports.

The Health Minister says he doesn't believe the pandemic unemployment payment should return - despite new Covid restrictions.

From tomorrow, pubs, nightclubs and restaurants will have to close at midnight and a work-from-home message takes effect on Friday.

The hospitality sector has warned of job losses and believes many venues will be forced to close.

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Minister Stephen Donnelly says the government isn't going to reverse cuts to the PUP - or open it to new entrants:

The move has been heavily criticised by the body representing performers and entertainers across the country.

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According to the Music & Entertainment Association of Ireland, the new closing times will have a domino effect on related sectors.

Speaking to the Joe Finnegan Show this morning, Athleague native and MEAI co-founder Jackie Conboy says musicians and entertainers will be forced to take up work in different sectors to make ends meet:

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