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New restrictions will be a disaster for hospitality industry

Dec 3, 2021 17:12 By Shannonside News
New restrictions will be a disaster for hospitality industry New restrictions will be a disaster for hospitality industry
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Pubs will now be prevented from using the Christmas season to recoup loses according to publicans

A Longford publican has branded new Covid restrictions under discussion by Government as another disaster for the hospitality industry.

NPHET has recommended having only 6 at a table in pubs and restaurants, no multiple bookings and earlier closing hours for premises.

It's also been recommended that nightclubs close and live events be reduced.

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Pat Byrne from Skelly's Bar in Ballymahon says new restrictions couldn't come at a worse time for the industry.

Speaking to the Let's Talk show this afternoon, the Longford publican says he has extra staff hired and trained that he now won't be able to use:

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