More than four out of 10 pubs in Dublin are planning to reopen as restaurants at the end of June, according to the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA).
All pubs, including hotel bars, were asked to close in March in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Under the Government’s road map for easing lockdown restrictions, restaurants can reopen on June 29 but pubs are not due to reopen until August 10.
The figures were revealed in a survey conducted by the LVA on Monday and Tuesday, with 44% of pubs confirming their intention to reopen on June 29.
Applied to the 750 pubs across the capital, that means approximately 330 are planning to reopen.These pubs have restaurant certificates and accordingly are licensed restaurants.
The LVA has called on the Government to follow through on its promise to engage with the sector about the future of pubs.