'Rogue Operators' face closure

The chief executive of the Restaurants Association, Adrian Cummins has warned that any “rogue operators” who “step out of line” with regard to the new indoor dining guidelines will be closed down immediately.

Swift action will be necessary so the industry can be maintained in an open manner into the future, he told RTÉ radio’s Morning Ireland.

“Businesses want to make sure they do the right thing across the board.”

The sector is asking the Government for the protection of the State with inspections across the country, so that if any business steps out of line that they are closed down immediately, he added.

“That's very important for our industry that all rogue operators are dealt with swiftly so that we can maintain our industry in an open manner into the future.”