Talks to take place between Government and entertainment industry
Talks between Government officials and groups representing nightclubs and late-night venues will take place this morning.
They’ll try to finalise plans for how the late-night sector will operate over the next few months.
It comes following a very successful Jazz Festival in the city over the long weekend – organisers say long queues, wet weather and Covid pass inspections didn’t stop people from enjoying the festivities as bars were extremely busy while Government guidelines were adhered to.
One of the main issues to be resolved at today’s meeting is the need for tickets, where people won’t be seated, to allow for contact tracing and to avoid mass congregation.
Padraig Cribben, Chief Executive of the Vintners Federation of Ireland, says clarity around tickets is needed by this evening.
“What we need as this meeting is absolute clarity on what circumstances in which ticketing will be required, the type of information that needs to be gathered by that ticketing system, and how it is to be operated.”