Contact tracing change to indoor dining regulations – RAI

Indoor dining in restaurants and cafes resumes today for the first time since last December, with many pubs not having opened their doors since March last year when Covid restrictions came into effect. People who are fully vaccinated or who have recovered from Covid-19 in the past six months will be allowed to avail of […]

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5 things you need to know as indoor hospitality reopens

Restaurants, cafés and bars can reopen their doors for indoor eating and drinking today, operating under strict new public health regulations. Operational guidelines for the hospitality industry were updated by Fáilte Ireland last night. While businesses providing indoor hospitality are being asked to implement specified protective measures, customers will also be asked to play their […]

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Permanent TSB agrees potential deal for Ulster Bank loans

Shares in Permanent TSB soared over 15% today after it announced a potential deal worth about €7.6 billion to buy some elements of Ulster Bank’s business here. The lender said it has entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with Ulster Bank owner NatWest regarding a potential acquisition involving certain elements of the Ulster Bank […]

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Final meetings on indoor dining rules

Final meetings to agree the legal rules for indoor dining will take place this morning. 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 […]

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Final meetings on indoor dining rules

Final meetings to agree the legal rules for indoor dining will take place this morning. 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 […]

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Consumer confidence dips marginally from June’s high

Irish consumer confidence dipped marginally in July from the two year high recorded in June, according to the latest consumer sentiment index from KBC Bank Ireland. A still uncertain economic outlook coupled with growing inflation fears, together with practical issues around the reopening and increasing nervousness about the Delta variant of Covid-19 are among the […]

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Guidelines on indoor dining to be outlined

Government guidelines on how indoor hospitality will operate from Monday are due to be published shortly. The new measures will allow those who are vaccinated against Covid-19, or have recently recovered from the virus, and their children to eat and drink indoors. President Michael D Higgins yesterday signed the Health Amendment Bill into law, paving […]

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Central Bank seeks to end loyalty penalty for car and home insurance customers

The Central Bank has recommended a ban on home and motor insurance customers being charged a loyalty penalty the longer they remain with an insurance provider, a practice known as “price walking”. However, the regulator has stopped short of recommending the outlawing of dual pricing, where new and renewing customers with a similar risk profile […]

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PUP numbers at lowest level since March 2020

New figures from the Department of Social Protection show that the number of people getting the Pandemic Unemployment Payment are at the lowest level since early March 2020. Just over 202,000 people received the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week, a decrease of almost 9,700 on last week. The largest reduction – over 3,000 – was […]

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