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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Talks underway between hospitality industry and government representatives

Talks are to resume later today between government representatives and the hospitality industry in an attempt to find a way of allowing indoor hospitality to reopen.

Indoor hospitality was scheduled to reopen today but has been delayed following advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) who have grown concerned over the spread of the Delta variant.

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Hospitality representatives expressed their disappointment and anger after hearing that members of NPHET will not be attending the talks while stating that there is no point in any plan being agreed if it is then rejected by public health advisors.

The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland also expressed their disappointment, while Adrian Cummins of the Restaurant Association of Ireland called on Health Minister Stephen Donnelly to attend the talks.

The government aims to have a plan in place by July 19th but industry representatives want assurance that they will open on that date.

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One controversial proposal from the government was the use of vaccine passports for restaurants and pubs but discussions will be focussing on whether antigen testing, which has been opposed by NPHET, can be used for unvaccinated individuals.

Meanwhile, individuals aged 18 to 34 can begin receiving their vaccines in pharmacies today, which will be subject to supply.

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