Galway restaurateur criticises council for placing concrete slabs in outdoor dining area

By James Fenton

June 17, 2021 at 9:44am

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JP McMahon of Aniar on Dominick Street in Galway has shared a picture of concrete slabs that were placed in his outdoor dining area by Galway City Council.

In a post on Instagram, JP wrote: 'So this is Dominic street this morning. This was our only seating area. Now Galway City Council have left two huge concrete slabs in it. No dialogue. No imagination. We had space for 8 seats, now we may have 4. So angry. We can't even put our our wind breakers. What is going on? We're desperately trying to survive!'

Currently, hospitality services are only permitted to serve customers outdoors due to Covid-19 restrictions. In Dublin last week, people were praising the atmosphere as areas like Capel Street and Parliament Street were pedestrianised for the first time.

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