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McDonalds closes all outlets

 All McDonald’s restaurants in the Republic of Ireland and the UK will close by 7pm on Monday to protect the safety of employees and customers, the company said.mcdonalds
 The fast-food company said it had taken the “difficult decision” in a statement posted to Twitter – adding that stores will close by that time on Monday “at the latest”.
 In a statement on Sunday night, UK and Ireland CEO Paul Pomroy said: “Over the last 24 hours, it has become clear that maintaining safe social distancing whilst operating busy takeaway and Drive Thru restaurants is increasingly difficult.
“This is not a decision we are taking lightly, but one made with the wellbeing and safety of our employees in mind as well as in the best interests of our customers.


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Attractions close as crowds gather

Thousands of people have continued to flock to the country’s most popular beaches and national parks despite repeated calls for the public to observe strict COVID-19 socialglendalough1218 distancing advice.
Wicklow County Council has closed the upper car park at Glendalough and the food franchises at the location, until further notice.
 The Council said it took the decision due to concerns regarding social distancing requirements. The move follows pictures shared on social media which showed the car park packed with cars.


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Harris to close 'renegade pubs'

Health Minister Simon Harris said he will use emergency powers to shut down any pubs that keep trading if they do not shut voluntarily.
 His comments follow Limerick TD Niall Collins' call this week for the public and publicans to "show some respect" and observe the Government's guidelines.
A number of pubs in Limerick had continued to open and serve drink, despite the Government's advice to close them.
 Mr Collins said locals were "angry and annoyed" with the publicans' and patrons' actions "really putting people's lives at risk".
 Pubs across the State have largely been closed since last Sunday, following a directive from the Health Minister.

Hastings to retain employees

Job losses at Hastings Hotels  have been reversed after the British Chancellor guaranteed wages.europa0320

The Hastings Hotels group’s portfolio includes the Europa in Belfast and the Slieve Donard in Co Down.

The British Government will pay the wages of employees unable to work due to the coronavirus pandemic, in an unprecedented move aimed at protecting jobs.
It will cover 80% of salary for staff kept on by their employer, covering wages of up to £2,500 a month.

Stobart Air cuts flights

  Dublin-based Stobart Air, which operates the Aer Lingus Regional service, is to begin temporary layoffs as it suspends its flights between Ireland and the UK from March 28 until stoibart0320further notice.

The company employs more than 400 people.

 It will continue to operate two subsidised routes it flies between Dublin and Kerry, and Dublin and Donegal. They are public service obligation routes backed by EU funds.


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