The hospitality sector has expressed disappointment that 'Living with Covid' announcement from the Taoiseach does not include a clear path to reopening for the sector.
There are currently around 150,000 people from the hospitality sector receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) which will now be extended until June 3
Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) has said that the extension of existing supports do not go far enough.
It said it is unacceptable that there was no information provided on what metrics will be used to determine reopening dates for hospitality.
Adrian Cummins CEO of the RAI said the sector is tiring and running out of money.
Businesses need to be able to see signs of the end goal, he said.
If we are all in this together why are we; the public, businesses and employees not being informed of the plan for reopening sectors?