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‘Body blow’ for hospitality as Covid restrictions make an early return

THE return of Level 5 restrictions, which will force gastropubs and restaurants to close from the afternoon of December 24, has been described as “a body blow” to the sector. Fears are growing for the future viability of the hospitality industry in Clare, with a warning that many businesses will face closure in the New Year, unless government supports are stepped up. Reaction in Clare to Tuesday’s announcement that restrictions are to be re-imposed from Christmas Eve, has ranged from resignation in the face of a third wave of Covid-19 to anger at the perceived delay in breaking the news. “This is very disappointing and word got out through a series of Chinese whispers,” said Clare Chair of the Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) Darragh McAllister. “The way that the details were leaked [last weekend] is shoddy, amateur and no way to run a country. There are huge problems now for the gastropubs in terms of all of the stock …

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Five Clare restaurants compete for All-Ireland recognition

FIVE Clare restaurants celebrated their success at the Munster Regional Irish Restaurant Awards and will now go on to represent their county for the national titles at the All-Ireland Irish Restaurant Awards 2014. The Best Restaurant in Clare is Gallagher’s Seafood Restaurant; Best Chef in Clare David Hurley of The Dining Room at Gregan’s Castle Hotel; Best Hotel Restaurant in Clare The Dining Room at Gregans Castle Hotel; Best Casual Dining in Clare L’Arco Italian Restaurant, Best Gastro Pub in ClareVaughan’s Anchor Inn, Best Wine Experience in Clare Earl of Thomond @ Dromoland Castle Hotel and Best Customer Service in Clare Earl of Thomond @ Dromoland Castle Hotel. The All-Ireland Irish Restaurant Awards 2014 will take place next Monday in Dublin.. The night will see an expected crowd of up to 800 restaurant owners, staff and industry experts to gather to celebrate their work. “In their sixth year now, the Irish Restaurant Awards continue to go from strength to strength. …

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