Restaurants have welcomed legislative changes which will allow them to operate as takeaways without planning permission.
The changes will save jobs and livelihoods, the Restaurants Association of Ireland , has said.
Hotels can continue to offer 'essential services' and restaurants can sell take-away meals under new measures introduced by the Government to delay the spread of Covid 19.Theatres, clubs, gyms and leisure centres, hairdressers, betting shops, marts, markets, casinos, bingo halls, libraries, and other similar outlets are to shut;
The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation has said the Government is not doing enough to protect employers, warning that the tourism industry here is “on the brink” and could see job losses top 200,000 in the near-term if action is not taken.Latest CSO figures showed 265,000 people working directly and indirectly in Ireland’s tourism industry. However, an estimated 150,000 people have lost their jobs during this crisis.Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and tindustry bodies have been meeting Government, led by ITIC.