Covid creates Vera Foods
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IFSA/Chef Network Operating Guidelines
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Covid creates Vera Foods
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Final Re-Opening Meetings To-Day

Final meetings to agree the legal rules for indoor dining will take place this morning.restaurant0620
It is hoped the regulations will be published later today followed by the operational guidelines for the hospitality sector.
The Attorney General will meet with government officials and Fáilte Ireland this morning to finalise the legal underpinning for the new indoor dining system ahead of Monday's reopening.
Outstanding legal issues centre on enforcement and recognition of international Covid certificates.
Yesterday, the hospitality sector got a technology run through of the new scanner to check digital Covid certificates.
It is expected this will go live later today on the main Government website so that bars and restaurants can test its use over the weekend.

'Golfgate' case adjourned

A case involving Galway independent TD Noel Grealish, former Senator Donie Cassidy and two hoteliers in Clifden, who allegedly contravened a section of the Health Act at aclifden court golf dinner last August, has been adjourned until 28 October.

 Mr Grealish of Oranmore, Galway; Mr Cassidy of Castlepollard, Co Westmeath; and father and son, John and James Sweeney, who own the Stationhouse Hotel in Clifden, are each facing the offence of organising or causing to be organised an event which contravened the 1947 Health Act, which was designed to prevent or limit the spread of Covid-19.
The event in question was an Oireachtas Golf Society dinner on 19 August 2020, attended by 81 people.
Disclosure orders were sought on behalf of all four accused at Clifden District Court yesterday..


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Donnybrook Fair for Dundrum

 Donnybrook Fair is to expand into  Dundrum Town Centre, with the opening of a food hall, restaurant and bar.donnybrookfair
It will be the sixth store for the Musgrave-owned brand, which currently runs four stores in Dublin – in Donnybrook, Stillorgan, Malahide and Baggot Street – and one in Greystones, Co Wicklow.
Due to launch in the coming months, Donnybrook Fair’s new outlet will be located in the recently renovated unit in Pembroke Square that was to have been occupied by Fallon & Byrne.
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Beach Day for Café Crew

Café owner Eilish Tuipulotu gave her staff the day off yesterday to have fun in the sun. cafestaff
As a status orange warning was issued for six counties, including Cavan where Eilish’s café is situated, her staff and their families took to a Donegal beach to enjoy a rare day in Ireland where temperatures reached 30C. 
The Cavan woman decided the night before to close up her café, The Mana Coffee House and Eatery, on Wedneday, and said she’s so glad she did as they 'had a ball and a well-deserved break'. 
“It's been a really tough year with coming back to work and being off again, so we just decided to give them the day off as they've been working hard over the last couple of weeks,” Eilish told

Craig joins Bamboo Board

Bamboo, the pay and order solution for food and beverage venues in Ireland, has apointed  Craig Fenton to its advisory board. Bamboo, which allows customers to order and pcraigfentonay from restaurants, cafes, bars and hotels, through their app and suite of ordering tools, is now accelerating hiring and investing in recruiting new establishments as it introduces the next generation of in-venue dining to Ireland.
Craig, who leads Strategy & Operations for Google in the UK and Ireland, has worked in the technology sector for over two decades, and will bring his entrepreneurship and wealth of business experience in his new role at Bamboo. 


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