Hospitality industry calls for stronger sanctions for pubs and restaurants that are breaching Covid regulations

The Restaurants Association of Ireland says this should include fines and closures.It follows a meeting between the hospitality sector, Government officials and the Deputy CMO Dr Ronan Glynn this afternoon.

The Economic and Social Research Institute conducted a report which showed that around 70% of businesses are compliant while 7% are not, with a further 23% classified as not fully compliant.

Representatives from the hospitality industry are due to meet the Taoiseach later today to discuss this further.

3,161 new cases of Covid-19 were announced yesterday in the Republic of Ireland, with the recent surge being the highest we have seen since January.


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