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16th Nov 2021

Midnight closing time for pubs, clubs and restaurants to come in this week

Fiona Frawley

The Cabinet has agreed that midnight will be the new closing time for bars, restaurants and nightclubs from Thursday midnight, according to RTÉ.

Normal opening hours returned on 22 October this year bringing an end to an 11.30pm curfew, but this could now be reversed.

The Cabinet is also considering a plan that would see Covid certs required for cinemas and theatres – at the moment, an audience of 50 people is allowed in these venues without the requirement for Covid passes.

The Cabinet have also discussed a push to work from home, and further restrictions in the weeks ahead are a possibility according to RTÉ.

The push to return to work from home and the new closing time for hospitality will be discussed in an address from the Taoiseach this evening.

According to Richard Chambers, “Government Ministers describing themselves as ‘shaken’ by the steps today”.

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